Franklin County has now had seven total fatalities from COVID-19 with two new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.
The deaths reported on Thursday were the second and third in the county so far in September with the most recent prior death occurring on Saturday.
The county has now had 685 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 510 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Thursday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 168 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 1,923 on Thursday with another 65 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 412 deaths reported in Shelby County, 274 in Davidson, 89 in Sumner, 82 in Rutherford, 80 in Hamilton, 66 in Knox, 50 in Madison, 35 each in Montgomery and Wilson counties, 34 each in Putnam and Williamson counties, 31 in Robertson, 29 in Sullivan, 24 each in Carter, Hardeman and McMinn counties, 23 in Greene, 22 in Hamblen, 19 each in Blount, Gibson and Macon counties, 18 in Maury, 17 each in Crockett and Monroe counties, 16 each in Bradley, Henderson and Washington counties, 15 each in Giles and Tipton counties, 14 each in Bedford, Lauderdale, McNairy and Weakley counties, 13 each in Carroll, Fayette, Hardin, Hawkins, Haywood, Jefferson and Sevier counties, 11 each in Dickson, Lauderdale and Polk counties, 10 each in Anderson, Cheatham, Cumberland and Dyer counties, nine in Smith, eight each in Benton, Chester, Coffee, DeKalb, Henry, Obion and White counties, seven each in Cocke, Franklin, Marion, Rhea, Trousdale and Warren counties, five in Decatur, four each in Bledsoe, Decatur, Grundy, Hickman, Loudon, Marshall and Wayne counties, three each in Campbell, Claiborne, Clay, Humphreys, Meigs and Roane counties, two each in Fentress, Hancock, Jackson, Johnson, Lake, Morgan, Overton, Scott, Sequatchie and Stewart counties and one each in Grainger, Lewis, Lincoln, Moore, Pickett, Unicoi and Union counties.
There were also 25 deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 163,515 confirmed cases statewide and another 4,722 probable cases as of Thursday.
Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.
The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 36,132 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 28,806, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 25,327.
Next in order is the 11-20 age group with 21,522 cases, followed by the 51-60 age group with 21,339, the 61-70 age division with 14,084, infants to 10-year-olds with 8,282 cases, age 71-80 with 7,860 and seniors older than 80 with 4,267 cases.
The Department of Health lists 618 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 Thursday, 12,925 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. Testing is now being conducted from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Goodhard said that strict social-distancing practices are in place due to the coronavirus threat.
In addition to Franklin County, there have been 875 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 491 in Lincoln County, 1,196 in Bedford, 413 in Marion, 164 in Grundy and 121 in Moore.
Nationwide, 6,343,562 had contracted coronavirus with 190,262 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Thursday.