Franklin County has now had four total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.
It is the first coronavirus death reported for the month of July with the most recent prior one occurring near the end of June.
The county has now had 242 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 132 of those cases listed as recovered as of Thursday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 106 active coronavirus 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 996 on Thursday with another 37 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 275 deaths reported in Shelby County, 195 in Davidson, 68 in Sumner, 49 in Rutherford, 45 in Hamilton, 28 in Knox, 22 in Williamson, 20 each in McMinn and Wilson counties, 16 in Robertson, 13 each in Hamblen, Macon and Putnam counties, 11 each in Hardeman, Madison and Montgomery counties, 10 each in Bedford and Bradley counties, nine each in Monroe and Tipton counties, eight each in Fayette and Giles counties, seven each in Blount, Hardin and Sullivan counties, six each in Cumberland, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Trousdale counties, five each in Anderson, Dyer, Greene, Haywood, Maury, McNairy and Sevier counties, four each in Carter, Cheatham, Franklin, Marion and Obion counties, three each in Carroll, Crockett, Hawkins, Humphreys, Loudon, Warren and White counties, two each in Grundy, Hancock, Jefferson, Marshall, Smith, Washington and Weakley counties and one each in Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Chester, Cocke, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Gibson, Lewis, Lincoln, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Rhea, Roane and Wayne counties.
There were also 12 deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 101,728 confirmed cases statewide and another 1,143 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 24,120 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 18,950, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 15,962.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 12,783 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 11,599, the 61-70 age division with 7,900, infants to 10-year-olds with 4,837cases, age 71-80 with 4,166 and seniors older than 80 with 2,315 cases.
The Department of Health lists 239 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 Thursday, 5,644 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 353 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 226 in Lincoln County, 808 in Bedford, 190 in Marion, 94 in Grundy and 41 in Moore.
Nationwide, 4,405,932 had contracted coronavirus with 150,283 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Thursday.