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Franklin County has now had 1,678 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Sunday.

Of those 1,678 coronavirus patients in the county, 1,410 are listed as recovered or inactive as of Sunday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 239 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.

The number of active cases in the county rose by 22 on Sunday. The 239 active cases are a new record for Franklin County with the previous record being set on Saturday at 217.

The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 3,620 on Sunday with another 273 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 289,358 confirmed cases statewide and another 21,579 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 60,834 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 49,475, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 46,055.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 41,637 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 41,369, the 61-70 age division with 29,102, ages 71-80 with 17,360 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 15,257 and seniors older than 80 with 9,408 cases.

The Department of Health lists 440 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, 19,898 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 at the Health Department due to the coronavirus threat.

In addition to Franklin County, there have been 2,376 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 1,271 in Lincoln County, 2,248 in Bedford, 968 in Marion, 694 in Grundy and 332 in Moore.

Nationwide, 10,846,373 had contracted coronavirus with 244,810 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Sunday.