Franklin County has now had 325 total confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Saturday.
Of those 325 coronavirus patients in the county, 179 are listed as recovered as of Saturday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 142 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.
The 142 active cases are a new record for the county with the previous high set at 133 on Sunday. The number of active cases in Franklin County dipped down to as low as 117 earlier in the week before rebounding up to a new high.
The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 1,176 on Saturday with another 39 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 301 deaths reported in Shelby County, 213 in Davidson, 73 in Sumner, 54 in Rutherford, 53 in Hamilton, 38 in Knox, 25 in Williamson, 23 in Wilson, 20 in McMinn, 19 in Robertson, 18 in Putnam, 17 each in Hardeman and Madison counties, 14 each in Hamblen and Sullivan counties, 13 each in Giles, Macon and Montgomery counties, 12 in Bradley, 11 each in Bedford and Blount counties, nine each in Monroe and Tipton counties, eight each in Fayette, Greene, Hardin and Lauderdale counties, seven each in Cheatham, Dyer, Hawkins, Maury and Sevier counties, six each in Anderson, Carter, Cumberland, Haywood, Lawrence and Trousdale counties, five each in Gibson, McNairy and White counties, four each in Crockett, Franklin, Marion, Obion, Smith, Warren and Weakley counties, three each in Carroll, Coffee, Decatur, Humphreys, Jefferson, Loudon, Marshall and Polk counties, two each in Chester, Cocke, DeKalb, Dickson, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Rhea, Roane, Washington and Wayne counties and one each in Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Jackson, Lewis, Lincoln, Morgan, Overton and Pickett counties.
There were also 14 deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 118,821 confirmed cases statewide and another 1,764 probable cases 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 27,635 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 21,750, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 18,626.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 15,137 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 13,922, the 61-70 age division with 9,578, infants to 10-year-olds with 5,777 cases, age 71-80 with 5,128 and seniors older than 80 with 2,820 cases.
The Department of Health lists 212 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, 6,823 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 522 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 280 in Lincoln County, 918 in Bedford, 222 in Marion, 113 in Grundy and 61 in Moore.
Nationwide, 4,920,369 had contracted coronavirus with 160,220 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Saturday.