Giles County increased to 3,324 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 23, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website, Tn.gov/health.
Of those confirmed cases, 3,021 are now considered inactive/recovered.
Seventy-six fatalities have been reported for Giles.
Giles County’s active case count is currently 227.
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 19,851, up from 19,735.
Ninety-nine 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 five positive residents and 17 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 — 5,221 positive, 24,913 negative, 4,838 inactive, 69 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,872 positive, 15,271 negative, 3,606 inactive, 46 fatalities; Marshall — 3,565 positive, 20,398 negative, 3,195 inactive, 38 fatalities; and Maury — 11,264 positive, 63,113 negative, 10,412 inactive, 131 fatalities.
As of today, Tennessee has reported 705,876 total cases, 5,464,779 negative tests, 8,819 fatalities and 651,283 inactive/recovered.