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Franklin County has now had 1,739 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday.

There were 61 new COVID-19 cases reported in Franklin County on Monday alone, breaking the previous single-day county record of 43, which was set on Sept. 18.

There have been four fatalities from COVID-19 in Franklin County so far in November with the two most-recent death being reported on Friday.

Of those 1,739 coronavirus patients in the county, 1,420 are listed as recovered or inactive as of Monday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 290 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.

The number of active cases in the county rose by 51 on Monday. The 290 active cases are a new record for Franklin County.

The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 3,645 on Monday with another 278 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 296,654 confirmed cases statewide and another 22,234 probable cases as of Monday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 62,152 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 50,657, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 47,290.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 42,729 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 42,517, the 61-70 age division with 29,911, ages 71-80 with 17,848 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 15,639 and seniors older than 80 with 9,677 cases.

The Department of Health lists 468 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 Monday, 20,222 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 at the Health Department due to the coronavirus threat.

In addition to Franklin County, there have been 2,411 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 1,308 in Lincoln County, 2,333 in Bedford, 986 in Marion, 701 in Grundy and 338 in Moore.

Nationwide, 10,984,398 had contracted coronavirus with 245,470 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Monday.