Franklin County has now had 15 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Saturday.
There have been five deaths in the county since the start of October with the most recent prior one being reported on Wednesday.
The county has now had 1,181 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,044 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Saturday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 122 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 2,770 on Saturday with another 133 probable deaths listed.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 215,062 confirmed cases statewide and another 11,077 probable cases as of Saturday.
Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.
The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 45,954 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 36,841, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 33,571.
Next in order is the 11-20 age group with 30,009 cases, followed by the 51-60 age group with 29,612, the 61-70 age division with 20,304, ages 71-80 with 11,936 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 11,102 and seniors older than 80 with 6,481 cases.
The Department of Health lists 329 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 Saturday, 16,980 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 1,696 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 781 in Lincoln County, 1,562 in Bedford, 670 in Marion, 498 in Grundy and 239 in Moore.
Nationwide, 8,028,332 had contracted coronavirus with 217,918 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Saturday.