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Giles County increased to 12 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, May 18, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Eight of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 812, up from 795.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 21 positive, 1,229 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 16 positive, 1,039 negative, 15 recovered; Marshall — 27 positive, 882 negative, 20 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 68 positive, 2,390 negative, 40 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 18,011 positive tests, 319,417 negative tests, 301 fatalities and 9,886 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,496,509 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 89,874 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 4,769,177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 316,898 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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