Franklin County has now had 258 total confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday.
Of those 258 coronavirus patients in the county, 135 are listed as recovered as of Friday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 119 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.
There were 16 new coronavirus cases reported in Franklin County on Friday, breaking the previous record of 15 cases in a day which was set on Sunday.
The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 1,023 on Friday with another 37 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 279 deaths reported in Shelby County, 198 in Davidson, 69 in Sumner, 51 in Rutherford, 47 in Hamilton, 30 in Knox, 22 in Williamson, 20 each in McMinn and Wilson counties, 16 in Robertson, 13 each in Hamblen, Macon and Putnam counties, 12 in Madison, 11 each in Hardeman and Montgomery counties, 10 each in Bedford and Bradley counties, nine each in Monroe and Tipton counties, eight each in Fayette, Giles and Sullivan counties, seven each in Blount and Hardin counties, six each in Cumberland, Dyer, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Trousdale counties, five each in Anderson, Carter, Cheatham, Greene, Haywood, Maury, McNairy and Sevier counties, four each in Franklin, Hawkins, Marion, Obion and Warren counties, three each in Carroll, Crockett, Humphreys, Loudon, Smith, Weakley and White counties, two each in Coffee, Gibson, Grundy, Jefferson, Marshall, and Washington counties and one each in Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Chester, Cocke, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Hancock, Jackson, Lewis, Lincoln, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Rhea, Roane and Wayne counties.
There were also 13 deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 104,778 confirmed cases statewide and another 1,181 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 24,777 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 19,456, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 16,461.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 13,201 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 11,974, the 61-70 age division with 8,189, infants to 10-year-olds with 4,984 cases, age 71-80 with 4,306 and seniors older than 80 with 2,386 cases.
The Department of Health lists 225 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, 5,861 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 370 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 234 in Lincoln County, 823 in Bedford, 195 in Marion, 97 in Grundy and 42 in Moore.
Nationwide, 4,473,974 had contracted coronavirus with 151,499 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Friday.