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Giles County remained at nine patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 3:30 p.m. today, May 8, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Seven of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 666, up from 656.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 19 positive, 1,009 negative, 17 recovered; Lincoln — 16 positive, 793 negative, 10 recovered; Marshall — 24 positive, 707 negative, 16 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 52 positive, 1,895 negative, 35 recovered.

As of 3:30 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 14,441 positive tests, 229,137 negative tests, 241 fatalities and 7,011 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 1,273,887 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 76,706 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 3,918,316 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 273,034 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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