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Franklin County has now had 51 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Sunday.

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

The county has now had 3,913 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 3,398 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Sunday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 464 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 6,607 on Sunday with another 1,178 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 564,674 confirmed cases statewide and another 89,195 probable cases as of Sunday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 119,542 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 101,937, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 97,854.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 91,603 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 82,374, the 61-70 age division with 65,833, ages 71-80 with 39,447 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 33,456 and seniors older than 80 with 20,815 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,008 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 Sunday, 28,265 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 5,401 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 3,639 in Lincoln County, 5,084 in Bedford, 2,120 in Marion, 1,348 in Grundy and 770 in Moore.

Nationwide, 22,102,069 had contracted coronavirus with 371,084 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Sunday.