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Franklin County has now had 49 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.

It was the first COVID-19 death for Franklin County in 2021.

The county has now had 3,751 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 3,297 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 405 active COVID-19 cases in the county at the time of writing.

The number of active cases in the county has been on the decline for the past week with an overall decrease of 66 cases since Dec. 29, 2020.

The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 6,326 on Wednesday with another 1,055 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 542,490 confirmed cases statewide and another 82,747 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 114,333 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 97,658, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 93,813.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 87,525 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 78,902, the 61-70 age division with 62,741, ages 71-80 with 37,554 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 31,848 and seniors older than 80 with 19,823 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,040 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, 27,555 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 5,190 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 3,472 in Lincoln County, 4,867 in Bedford, 2,007 in Marion, 1,289 in Grundy and 733 in Moore.

Nationwide, 20,960,096 had contracted coronavirus with 356,005 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.