Health Department

A day after one coronavirus death was confirmed in Franklin County this week, the number of individual cases reported to the Tennessee Department of Health increased from eight to 12 when updates were released at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester had also confirmed on Thursday that one death had occurred at the hospital.

The total deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 37 on Friday with eight deaths reported in Sumner County, six each in Davidson and Shelby counties, three each in Hamilton and Rutherford counties, two in Williamson and one each in Franklin, Greene, Houston, Knox, Marion, Obion, Sullivan and Trousdale counties. In addition, one non-Tennessee resident had passed away.

The Tennessee Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 3,067 confirmed cases statewide on 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 693 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 51-60 are next in line with 544, followed by the 31-40 age bracket with 494.

Next in order is the 41-50 age group with 474 cases, followed by the 61-70 age division with 359, the 71-80 age group with 196, age 11-20 with 148, older than age 80 with 105 cases, and infants to 10-year-olds with 39 cases.

The Department of Health lists 15 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, 106 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 and to set up an appointment. She added that strict social-distancing practices are in place due to the coronavirus threat.

In addition to Franklin County, three coronavirus cases have been reported in Coffee County, six in Bedford, 11 in Grundy and 14 in Marion. Neighboring Moore County has had no confirmed coronavirus cases.

Nationwide, 239,279 had contracted coronavirus with 5,443 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at noon on Friday.