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Giles County increased to 273 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, July 27, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Nintey-six of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 4,119, up from 4,025.

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 19 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 — 388 positive, 5,075 negative, 208 recovered, six fatalities; Lincoln — 197 positive, 3,529 negative, 85 recovered, one fatality; Marshall — 218 positive, 3,783 negative, 114 recovered, two fatalities; and Maury — 904 positive, 9,984 negative, 455 recovered, four fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 96,489 total cases, 1,296,839 negative tests, 978 fatalities and 57,239 recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 4,266,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 147,209 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 16,334,573 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 650,146 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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