Franklin County has now had 862 total confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday.
Of those 862 coronavirus patients in the county, 650 are listed as recovered or inactive as of Friday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 205 active coronavirus cases in the county.
A total of 43 new coronavirus cases were reported in Franklin County on Friday alone, breaking the county record of 40 cases in a day, which set on Sept. 5.
The spike in total cases caused the number of active cases to rise to 205 after dipping to as low as 173 on Thursday.
The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 2,116 on Friday with another 80 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 443 deaths reported in Shelby County, 287 in Davidson, 93 in Sumner, 89 in Hamilton, 87 in Rutherford, 71 in Knox, 56 in Madison, 41 in Montgomery, 39 in Wilson, 37 in Putnam, 36 each in Greene and Williamson counties, 34 in Robertson, 32 in Washington, 31 in Sullivan, 27 in Carter, 25 each in Hamblen and Hardeman counties, 24 in McMinn, 23 in Blount, 22 in Maury, 19 each in Crockett, Gibson, Henderson and Macon counties, 18 in Weakley, 17 each in Crockett, Fayette, Giles and Tipton counties, 16 each in Bedford, Bradley, Carroll, Cumberland, Hawkins, Haywood, McNairy and Monroe counties, 14 each in Hardin, Jefferson and Lauderdale counties, 13 each in Dyer and Sevier counties, 12 each in Coffee and Dickson counties, 11 each in Anderson, Lawrence, Polk and Rhea counties, 10 each in Cheatham, DeKalb and Smith counties, nine each in Benton, Chester, Cocke, Henry and Obion counties, eight in Warren, seven each in Franklin, Marion, Trousdale and Warren counties, six each in Decatur and Loudon counties, five each in Clay, Grundy and Wayne counties, four each in Bledsoe, Claiborne, Hickman, Jefferson and Marshall counties, three each in Campbell, Fentress, Humphreys, Meigs, Morgan and Overton counties, two each in Grainger, Hancock, Johnson, Lake, Pickett, Scott, Sequatchie and Stewart counties and one each in Lewis, Lincoln, Moore, Unicoi and Union counties.
There were also 23 deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 174,637 confirmed cases statewide and another 5,860 probable cases as of Friday.
Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.
The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 38,344 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 30,592, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 27,019.
Next in order is the 11-20 age group with 23,678 cases, followed by the 51-60 age group with 23,053, the 61-70 age division with 15,358, infants to 10-year-olds with 8,819 cases, age 71-80 with 8,620 and seniors older than 80 with 4,698 cases.
The Department of Health lists 316 pending cases not linked to age groups.
As a result of the disease’s presence in the immediate area, the Health Department is offering coronavirus tests, Public Information Officer Amanda Goodhard said.
Goodhard said that anyone with breathing conditions and other flu-like symptoms common with COVID-19 should first consult with their physician, who can probably administer a coronavirus test.
If that isn’t an option, testing can be done at the Health Department’s office at 266 Joyce Lane in Winchester, she said.
As of Friday, 13,899 tests administered in Franklin County showed negative coronavirus results.
Goodhard said anyone wishing to access the Health Department should call 931-967-3826 for further information. Testing is now being conducted from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Goodhard said that strict social-distancing practices are in place due to the coronavirus threat.
In addition to Franklin County, there have been 1,057 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 566 in Lincoln County, 1,287 in Bedford, 488 in Marion, 219 in Grundy and 145 in Moore.
Nationwide, 6,656,799 had contracted coronavirus with 197,116 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Friday.