tdh

Franklin County has now had 34 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.

There have now been nine COVID deaths for Franklin County so far in November with two being reported in the past two days.

The county has now had 2,008 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,717 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Thursday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 257 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 4,144 on Wednesday with another 375 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 324,599 confirmed cases statewide and another 27,777 probable cases as of Thursday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 67,824 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 55,525, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 52,304.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 47,513 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 47,002, the 61-70 age division with 33,428, ages 71-80 with 20,076 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 17,372 and seniors older than 80 with 10,817 cases.

The Department of Health lists 515 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, 21,104 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 2,715 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 1,549 in Lincoln County, 2,643 in Bedford, 1,062 in Marion, 756 in Grundy and 383 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.