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Giles County increased to 1,328 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, Nov. 21, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 1,132 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Forty fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 156.

In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, TDH has adjusted the period of time that must pass before they consider a case to be inactive/recoverd from 21 days to 14 days.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 13,864, up from 13,791.

Fifty-eight Giles County residents have been hospitalized since May 9.

TDH reminds citizens, “It is important to remember COVID-19 case counts only represent a portion of actual illness in the community. Because being ‘counted’ as a case requires visiting a health care provider and/or seeking a COVID-19 test, there are cases in the community that are not officially counted.”

Long-Term Care Clusters

TDH reported two new clusters of cases Oct. 30.

AHC Meadowbrook in Pulaski has 24 residents and 16 staff members who have tested positive. TDH reports two resident deaths.

TDH lists NHC Pulaski with two positive residents and four positive staff members. One resident death has been reported.

TDH updates information on clusters at long-term care facilities each Friday.

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 2,457 positive, 17,242 negative, 2,069 inactive, 32 fatalities; Lincoln — 1,420 positive, 10,959 negative, 1,185 inactive, 11 fatalities; Marshall — 1,600 positive, 14,243 negative, 1,401 inactive, 17 fatalities; and Maury — 5,373 positive, 43,613 negative, 4,491 inactive, 57 fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 335,887 total cases, 3,875,732 negative tests, 4,211 fatalities and 291,819 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 11,994,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 255,177 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 57,898,891 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,377,484 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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