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Franklin County has now had 40 total fatalities from COVID-19 with two new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday.

There have been five deaths in Franklin County from COVID-19 so far in December.

The county has now had 2,283 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 2,008 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Friday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 235 active COVID-19 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 4,439 on Friday with another 437 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 360,201 confirmed cases statewide and another 32,407 probable cases 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 73,337 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 61,715, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 58,521.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 53,330 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 51,805, the 61-70 age division with 37,698, ages 71-80 with 22,658 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 19,543 and seniors older than 80 with 12,037 cases.

The Department of Health lists 534 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, 22,154 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. Normal testing hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Goodhard said that strict social-distancing practices are in place at the Health Department due to the coronavirus threat.

In addition to Franklin County, there have been 3,079 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 1,786 in Lincoln County, 2,981 in Bedford, 1,212 in Marion, 815 in Grundy and 421 in Moore.

Nationwide, 14,041,436 had contracted coronavirus with 275,386 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Friday.