Franklin County has now had 38 total fatalities from COVID-19 with two new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.
There have been three deaths in Franklin County from COVID-19 so far in December, and four local coronavirus deaths have been reported in the past three days.
The county has now had 2,231 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,952 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 241 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 4,282 on Wednesday with another 406 probable deaths listed.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 353,171 confirmed cases statewide and another 31,114 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 73,337 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 60,430, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 57,197.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 52,009 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 50,849, the 61-70 age division with 36,822, ages 71-80 with 22,156 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 19,085 and seniors older than 80 with 11,768 cases.
The Department of Health lists 542 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, 22,032 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 3,026 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 1,751 in Lincoln County, 2,949 in Bedford, 1,166 in Marion, 803 in Grundy and 413 in Moore.
Nationwide, 13,626,022 had contracted coronavirus with 269,763 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.