Franklin County has had one person die from complications related to the coronavirus, according to information provided by Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee.
Abby Pickett, marketing and communications coordinator, confirmed on Thursday that a death had occurred at the Winchester facility.
She said due to patient privacy laws, no further details could not be released.
The total deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 32 on Thursday with seven deaths reported in Sumner County, six in Davidson, five in Shelby, three each in Williamson and Hamilton counties and one each in Knox, Marion, Rutherford, Greene, Sullivan, Obion and Trousdale counties. In addition, one non-Tennessee resident had passed away.
Franklin County had eight confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday.
The Tennessee Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 2,845 confirmed cases Wednesday, up by 162 from the 2,683 reported the day before.
Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.
The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 665 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 51-60 are next in line with 484, followed by the 31-40 age bracket with 456.
Next in order is the 41-50 age group with 437 cases, followed by the 61-70 age division with 331, the 71-80 age group with 184, age 11-20 with 138, older than age 80 with 97 cases and infants to 10-year-olds with 36 cases.
The Department of Health reports list 17 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, 97 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 and to set up an appointment. She added that strict social-distancing practices are in place due to the coronavirus threat.
In addition to Franklin County, two coronavirus cases have been reported in Lincoln County, six in Grundy County, eight in Marion, four in Bedford and one in Coffee.
Nationwide, 213,144 had contracted coronavirus with 4,513 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released at noon Thursday.