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Franklin County has now had 63 total fatalities from COVID-19 with new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There have been 15 reported COVID-19 deaths in Franklin County so far in January, tying the county’s single-month record which was set in October.

The county has now had 4,152 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 3,802 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 287 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 7,134 on Wednesday with another 1,422 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 593,314 confirmed cases statewide and another 100,977 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 126,689 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 107,988, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 103,658.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 97,479 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 87,183, the 61-70 age division with 70,152, ages 71-80 with 42,073 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 35,790 and seniors older than 80 with 22,245 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,034 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.

Goodhard said anyone wishing to access the Health Department should call 931-967-3826 for further information. Normal testing hours are from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays with self-testing available on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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 5,673 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 3,812 in Lincoln County, 5,356 in Bedford, 2,308 in Marion, 1,403 in Grundy and 817 in Moore.

Nationwide, 24,135,690 had contracted coronavirus with 400,306 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.