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Giles County increased to 560 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, Sept. 20, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Of those confirmed cases, 484 are now considered inactive/recovered.

Seventeen fatalities have now been reported for Giles.

Giles County’s active case count is currently 59.

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 8,167, up from 7,971.

Thirty-four 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.”

Elsewhere in Tennessee

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 954 positive, 9,774 negative, 820 inactive, 11 fatalities; Lincoln — 578 positive, 7,511 negative, 513 inactive, one fatality; Marshall — 713 positive, 8,505 negative, 614 inactive, five fatalities; and Maury — 2,238 positive, 23,654 negative, 1,927 inactive, 23 fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 183,514 total cases, 2,444,781 negative tests, 2,218 fatalities and 165,844 inactive/recovered.

United States, Global

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 6,784,688 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 199,418 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 30,867,731 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 958,356 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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