Franklin County has now had 45 total confirmed coronavirus cases and one death from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Of those 45 coronavirus patients in the county, 38 have made a complete recovery as of Friday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are six active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.
In the past week, there have been just two new coronavirus cases confirmed in the county while the number of recoveries has risen by five during the same time frame.
The total deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 315 on Friday with 92 deaths reported in Shelby County, 48 in Davidson, 42 in Sumner, 20 in Rutherford, 13 in Hamilton, 12 in McMinn, 10 in Williamson, eight in Wilson, five each in Knox and Putnam counties, four each in Bedford and Trousdale counties, three each in Blount, Macon and Montgomery counties, two each in Fayette, Greene, Hamblen, Hardin, Hawkins, Madison, Monroe, Sevier, Sullivan and Tipton counties, and one each in Anderson, Benton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Crockett, Cumberland, Franklin, Gibson, Grundy, Haywood, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Marion, Marshall, Obion and Smith counties.
There were also four deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 19,394 confirmed cases statewide 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 3,914 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 3,804, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 3,337.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 2,853 cases, followed by the 61-70 age division with 1,709, the 11-20 age group with 1,388, age 71-80 with 829, infants to 10-year-olds with 557 cases and seniors older than 80 with 542 cases.
The Department of Health lists 461 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, 1,828 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 in collaboration with the Tennessee National Guard from 9 a.m. to noon 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 64 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 26 in Lincoln County, 263 in Bedford, 35 in Marion, 31 in Grundy and three in Moore.
Nationwide, 1,571,617 had contracted coronavirus with 94,150 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Friday.