Health Department

Franklin County has now had 53 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 Saturday.

Of those 53 coronavirus patients in the county, 41 have made a complete recovery as of Saturday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 11 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.

Franklin County has seen four new cases reported in the past two days while just two new recoveries have been reported during the same time period.

The total deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 364 on Friday with 111 deaths reported in Shelby County, 62 in Davidson,  45 in Sumner, 23 in Rutherford, 15 in Hamilton, 14 in McMinn, 10 in Williamson, eight in Wilson, five in Putnam, five each in Putnam and Knox counties, four each in Bedford and Trousdale counties, three each in Blount, Macon, Montgomery, Robertson and Tipton counties, two each in Crockett, Fayette, Greene, Hamblen, Hardin, Hawkins, Haywood, Madison, Monroe, Sevier and Sullivan counties, and one each in Anderson, Benton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Cumberland, Franklin, Gibson, Grundy, 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 22,566 confirmed cases statewide as of Saturday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 4,597 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 4,580, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 3,860.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 3,235 cases, followed by the 61-70 age division with 1,895, the 11-20 age group with 1,783, age 71-80 with 916, infants to 10-year-olds with 775 cases and seniors older than 80 with 598 cases.

The Department of Health lists 327 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 Saturday, 2,090 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 73 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 25 in Lincoln County, 283 in Bedford, 40 in Marion, 31 in Grundy and three in Moore.

Nationwide, 1,737,950 had contracted coronavirus with 102,785 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Saturday.