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

Four of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on TN.gov/health, negative tests rose to 450, up from 425.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 17 positive, 868 negative, 16 recovered; Lincoln — 14 positive, 598 negative, nine recovered; Marshall — 23 positive, 596 negative, 11 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 44 positive, 1,586 negative, 34 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 12,661 positive tests, 183,615 negative tests, 209 fatalities and 5,718 recovered.

Tennessee began a phased reopening of its economy Monday. See related stories.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,121,414 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 65,645 deaths. JHU reports 6,551,810 total tested in the U.S.

Globally, JHU reports 3,397,879 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 241,547 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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