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Giles County remained at 12 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, May 20, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Eight of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 823, up from 817.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 22 positive, 1,238 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 19 positive, 1,045 negative, 16 recovered; Marshall — 27 positive, 889 negative, 21 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 73 positive, 2,418 negative, 42 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 18,532 positive tests, 335,481 negative tests, 309 fatalities and 11,783 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,539,633 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 92,645 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 4,952,882 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 325,712 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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