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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 22, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Eight of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 858, up from 855.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 23 positive, 1,280 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 26 positive, 1,085 negative, 17 recovered; Marshall — 28 positive, 913 negative, 22 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 78 positive, 2,500 negative, 48 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 19,394 positive tests, 348,776 negative tests, 315 fatalities and 12,566 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,590,349 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 95,495 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 5,168,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 335,941 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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