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Franklin County has now had 85 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday.

There have been 15 reported COVID-19 deaths in Franklin County so far in February.

The county has now had 4,714 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 4,536 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Friday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 93 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 month with the active-case totals dropping to less than 100 for the first time since Oct. 2, 2020, on Thursday.

The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 9,138 on Friday with another 2,239 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 647,629 confirmed cases statewide and another 124,884 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 139,615 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 119,660, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 115,175.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 108,556 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 97,852, the 61-70 age division with 78,496, ages 71-80 with 46,516 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 41,344 and seniors older than 80 with 24,258 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,041 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.

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 with self-testing available on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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 6,294 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 4,120 in Lincoln County, 5,776 in Bedford, 2,916 in Marion, 1,677 in Grundy and 941 in Moore.

Nationwide, 28,212,548 had contracted coronavirus with 506,834 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Friday.