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Giles County increased to 268 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, July 26, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Eighty-eight of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 4,025, up from 3,792.

Five fatalities have been reported for Giles.

Sixteen Giles County residents have been hospitalized since May 9.

Long-Term Care Cluster

TDH reported a cluster of cases at a long-term care facility in Giles County for the first time July 17. TDH updates information on clusters at long-term care facilities each Friday.

According to the NHC, Pulaski website, 23 residents and 18 employees have tested positive. Four resident deaths have been reported. Three residents and five employees have now recovered.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 375 positive, 5,013 negative, 184 recovered, six fatalities; Lincoln — 186 positive, 3,478 negative, 82 recovered, one fatality; Marshall — 209 positive, 3,672 negative, 114 recovered, two fatalities; and Maury — 881 positive, 9,707 negative, 427 recovered, four fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 93,936 total cases, 1,271,424 negative tests, 967 fatalities and 54,730 recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 4,212,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 146,732 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 16,128,334 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 646,812 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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