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Giles County remained at nine patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, May 16, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Seven of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 772, up from 761.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 21 positive, 1,187 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 16 positive, 992 negative, 15 recovered; Marshall — 26 positive, 850 negative, 20 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 61 positive, 2,296 negative, 39 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 17,288 positive tests, 302,913 negative tests, 295 fatalities and 9,529 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,463,350 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 88,447 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 4,621,327 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 310,869 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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