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Franklin County has now had 50 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday.

There have been two reported COVID-19 deaths in Franklin County so far in January.

The county has now had 3,847 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 3,357 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Friday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 440 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 6,491 on Friday with another 1,127 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 554,782 confirmed cases statewide and another 85,824 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 117,143 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 99,907, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 95,962.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 89,790 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 80,691, the 61-70 age division with 64,454, ages 71-80 with 38,622 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 32,638 and seniors older than 80 with 20,385 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,014 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, 27,936 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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 5,312 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 3,579 in Lincoln County, 4,987 in Bedford, 2,071 in Marion, 1,336 in Grundy and 755 in Moore.

Nationwide, 21,539,398 had contracted coronavirus with 364,029 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Friday.