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Giles County increased to 304 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, July 29, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 117 have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 4,305, up from 4,262.

Eight fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Nineteen 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 21 employees have tested positive. Four resident deaths have been reported. Three residents and nine employees have now recovered.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 408 positive, 5,257 negative, 233 recovered, six fatalities; Lincoln — 218 positive, 3,589 negative, 102 recovered, one fatality; Marshall — 234 positive, 3,897 negative, 123 recovered, two fatalities; and Maury — 953 positive, 10,349 negative, 495 recovered, five fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 100,822 total cases, 1,336,405 negative tests, 1,020 fatalities and 62,129 recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 4,390,491 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 149,961 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 16,824,259 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 662,222 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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