Franklin County has now had 14 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.
There have been four deaths in the county since the start of October with two occurring in the past two days.
The county has now had 1,154 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,032 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 108 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 2,698 on Wednesday with another 130 probable deaths listed.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 210,016 confirmed cases statewide and another 10,522 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 45,013 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 36,042, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 32,757.
Next in order is the 11-20 age group with 29,289 cases, followed by the 51-60 age group with 28,787, the 61-70 age division with 19,668, ages 71-80 with 11,529 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 10,848 and seniors older than 80 with 6,279 cases.
The Department of Health lists 326 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 Wednesday, 16,689 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 1,630 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 745 in Lincoln County, 1,536 in Bedford, 640 in Marion, 467 in Grundy and 227 in Moore.
Nationwide, 7,835,007 had contracted coronavirus with 215,194 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.