Franklin County has now had 232 total confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.
Of those 232 coronavirus patients in the county, 124 are listed as recovered as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 105 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.
The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 983 on Wednesday with another 37 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 273 deaths reported in Shelby County, 194 in Davidson, 68 in Sumner, 49 in Rutherford, 45 in Hamilton, 27 in Knox, 22 in Williamson, 20 each in McMinn and Wilson counties, 16 in Robertson, 13 each in Macon and Putnam counties, 11 each in Hardeman and Madison counties, 10 each in Bedford, Bradley, Hamblen and Montgomery counties, nine each in Monroe and Tipton counties, eight each in Fayette and Giles counties, seven each in Blount, Hardin and Sullivan counties, six each in Cumberland, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Trousdale counties, five each in Anderson, Dyer, Greene, Haywood, Maury and Sevier counties, four each in Carter, Cheatham, Marion, McNairy and Obion counties, three each in Crockett, Franklin, Hawkins Humphreys, Loudon, Warren and White counties, two each in Carroll, Grundy, Hancock, Jefferson, Marshal, Smith, Washington and Weakley counties and one each in Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Cocke, DeKalb, Dickson, Gibson, Lewis, Lincoln Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Rhea, Roane and Wayne counties.
There were also 12 deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 99,703 confirmed cases statewide and another 1,119 probable cases as of Wednesday.
Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.
The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 23,707 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 18,603, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 15,669.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 12,517 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 11,346, the 61-70 age division with 7,697, infants to 10-year-olds with 4,713 cases, age 71-80 with 4,057 and seniors older than 80 with 2,258 cases.
The Department of Health lists 255 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 Wednesday, 5,549 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 333 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 218 in Lincoln County, 806 in Bedford, 183 in Marion, 89 in Grundy and 37 in Moore.
Nationwide, 4,339,997 had contracted coronavirus with 148,866 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.