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Giles County increased to 3,344 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of Jan. 25, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 3,040 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Seventy-six fatalities have been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 228.

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 19,937, up from 19,904.

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 — 5,243 positive, 25,048 negative, 4,871 inactive, 69 fatalities; Lincoln — 3,883 positive, 15,347 negative, 3,615 inactive, 47 fatalities; Marshall — 3,581 positive, 20,487 negative, 3,230 inactive, 40 fatalities; and Maury — 11,337 positive, 63,442 negative, 10,518 inactive, 131 fatalities.

As of today, Tennessee has reported 710,427 total cases, 5,500,435 negative tests, 8,970 fatalities and 657,031 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 25,235,095 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 420,439 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 99,573,155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,136,248 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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