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Franklin County has now had 33 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.

There have now been eight COVID deaths for Franklin County so far in November with the most recent prior one being reported on Monday.

The county has now had 1,961 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,686 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 242 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 two days with an overall decrease of 83 cases since Monday.

The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 4,099 on Wednesday with another 367 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 320,883 confirmed cases statewide and another 27,089 probable cases as of Wednesday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 67,048 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 54,878, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 51,682.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 46,902 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 46,433, the 61-70 age division with 32,937, ages 71-80 with 19,787 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 17,157 and seniors older than 80 with 10,647 cases.

The Department of Health lists 501 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 Monday, 20,932 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 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

There will be expanded testing hours at the Health Department this Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 2,681 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 1,494 in Lincoln County, 2,595 in Bedford, 1,054 in Marion, 749 in Grundy and 377 in Moore.

Nationwide, 12,498,734 had contracted coronavirus with 259,005 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.