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Franklin County has now had 88 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday.

It was the first coronavirus death reported in the county since March 18, breaking a 24-day streak without reported COVID deaths that was the longest for Franklin County since September 2020.

The county has now had 5,061 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 4,916 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Monday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 57 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 9,643 on Monday with another 2,372 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 683,154 confirmed cases statewide and another 141,760 probable cases as of Monday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 148,872 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 128,194, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 123,063.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 116,112 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 105,638, the 61-70 age division with 83,489, ages 71-80 with 48,535 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 44,944 and seniors older than 80 with 25,016 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,051 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 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday with self-testing available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and nasal swabs available 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 6,791 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 4,281 in Lincoln County, 6,372 in Bedford, 3,073 in Marion, 1,769 in Grundy and 992 in Moore.

Nationwide, 31,015,033 had contracted coronavirus with 559,172 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Monday.