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Giles County increased to 50 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, and recorded its first fatality as of 2 p.m. today, June 29, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Nineteen of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 1,729, up from 1,646.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 116 positive, 2,671 negative, 56 recovered, four fatalities; Lincoln — 53 positive, 2,027 negative, 34 recovered; Marshall — 67 positive, 1,684 negative, 40 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 282 positive, 4,808 negative, 151 recovered, three fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 42,297 total cases, 727,985 negative tests, 592 fatalities and 26962 recovered.

According to TDH, today’s data includes numbers from both Sunday and Monday, due to an unplanned shutdown of the state surveillance system over the weekend.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 2,564,163 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 125,928 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 10,199,798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 502,947 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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