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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 23, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Eight of those confirmed cases have recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 873, up from 858.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 24 positive, 1,305 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 26 positive, 1,095 negative, 17 recovered; Marshall — 27 positive, 929 negative, 22 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 78 positive, 2,550 negative, 49 recovered.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 19,789 positive tests, 353,969 negative tests, 329 fatalities and 12,745 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,613,476 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 96,662 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 5,168,714 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 340,196 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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