Franklin County has now had 101 total confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Of those 101 coronavirus patients in the county, 64 have made a full recovery as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 34 active coronavirus cases in the county at the time of writing.
There were a total of 11 new cases reported in Franklin County on Wednesday, a new single-day record for the county. The number of active cases in the county has risen by 14 in the past week.
The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 660 on Wednesday with another 25 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 208 deaths reported in Shelby County, 132 in Davidson, 55 in Sumner, 37 in Rutherford, 36 in Hamilton, 18 in McMinn, 17 in Wilson, 15 in Williamson, 11 in Robertson, nine in Knox, eight in Bedford, seven each in Hardin, Montgomery and Putnam counties, six each in Lawrence and Monroe counties, five each in Tipton and Trousdale counties, four each in Bradley, Cumberland, Hamblen, Hardeman, Macon and Marion counties, three each in Blount, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Franklin, Lauderdale, Maury, Sevier and White counties, two each in Anderson, Cheatham, Greene, Grundy, Hawkins, Haywood, Humphreys, Madison, Obion, Smith and Sullivan counties, and one each in Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Gibson, Giles, Jefferson, Loudon, Marshall, McNairy, Morgan, Overton and Weakley counties.
There were also seven deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 55,567 confirmed cases statewide and another 419 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 13,150 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 11,084, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 9,069.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 7,008 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 5,611, the 61-70 age division with 4,015, infants to 10-year-olds with 2,558 cases, age 71-80 with 2,060 and seniors older than 80 with 1,183 cases.
The Department of Health lists 248 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, 3,358 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 in collaboration with the Tennessee National Guard from 9 a.m. to noon 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 132 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 78 in Lincoln County, 589 in Bedford, 87 in Marion, 65 in Grundy and 17 in Moore.
Nationwide, 2,982,900 had contracted coronavirus with 131,065 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.