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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 21, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Eight of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 855, up from 823.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 22 positive, 1,276 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 22 positive, 1,082 negative, 17 recovered; Marshall — 27 positive, 909 negative, 21 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 74 positive, 2,479 negative, 43 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 18,961 positive tests, 341,622 negative tests, 313 fatalities and 12,191 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,562,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 93,863 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 5,047,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 329,816 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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