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Giles County increased to 3,193 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 16, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.

Of those confirmed cases, 2,727 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Seventy-one fatalities have been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 395.

In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, TDH adjusted the period of time that must pass before they consider a case to be inactive/recovered from 21 days to 14 days.

In today’s update on TN.gov/health, negative tests rose to 19,386, up from 19,300.

Ninety-three Giles County residents have been hospitalized since May 9.

TDH reminds citizens, “It is important to remember COVID-19 case counts only represent a portion of actual illness in the community. Because being ‘counted’ as a case requires visiting a health care provider and/or seeking a COVID-19 test, there are cases in the community that are not officially counted.”

Long-Term Care Clusters

TDH reported a new cluster of cases at Elk River Health & Rehabilitation of Ardmore Jan. 8. Five residents and two staff members have tested positive.

TDH first reported two new clusters of cases at Pulaski facilities Oct. 30, 2020.

AHC Meadowbrook has 38 residents and 17 staff members who have tested positive. TDH reports six resident deaths.

TDH lists NHC Pulaski with four positive residents and 16 positive staff members. One resident death has been reported.

TDH updates information on clusters at long-term care facilities each Friday.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 5,063 positive, 24,312 negative, 4,492 inactive, 69 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,761 positive, 14,945 negative, 3,370 inactive, 44 fatalities; Marshall — 3,403 positive, 19,964 negative, 2,937 inactive, 36 fatalities; and Maury — 10,903 positive, 61,548 negative, 9,655 inactive, 123 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 680,847 total cases, 5,327,070 negative tests, 8,355 fatalities and 605,596 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 23,707,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 395,195 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 94,295,595 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,018,174 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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