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Giles County increased to 1,409 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, Nov. 26, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 1,217 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Forty-nine fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 143.

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 14,317, up from 14,223.

Sixty-one 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 — 2,600 positive, 17,833 negative, 2,273 inactive, 34 fatalities; Lincoln — 1,549 positive, 11,222 negative, 1,298 inactive, 14 fatalities; Marshall — 1,679 positive, 14,722 negative, 1,502 inactive, 20 fatalities; and Maury — 5,678 positive, 44,880 negative, 4,936 inactive, 68 fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 352,376 total cases, 3,980,377 negative tests, 4,519 fatalities and 312,885 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 12,838,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 262,847 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 60,776,978 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,428,228 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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