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Giles County increased to 10 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, May 17, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Seven of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 795, up from 772.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 21 positive, 1,201 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 16 positive, 1,010 negative, 15 recovered; Marshall — 26 positive, 868 negative, 20 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 63 positive, 2,332 negative, 39 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 17,388 positive tests, 307,892 negative tests, 298 fatalities and 9,652 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,478,241 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 89,207 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 4,687,320 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 313,973 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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