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Giles County increased to 3,230 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 19, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 2,869 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Seventy-two fatalities have been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 289.

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, negative tests rose to 19,531, up from 19,513.

Ninety-four 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 — 5,114 positive, 24,464 negative, 4,639 inactive, 69 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,798 positive, 15,033 negative, 3,472 inactive, 44 fatalities; Marshall — 3,463 positive, 20,089 negative, 3,024 inactive, 36 fatalities; and Maury — 11,003 positive, 62,100 negative, 9,888 inactive, 123 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 689,808 total cases, 5,375,397 negative tests, 8,470 fatalities and 624,306 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 24,186,358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 400,292 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 95,938,177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,050,154 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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