Franklin County has now had three total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Tuesday.
It is the second death from COVID-19 reported in Franklin County this month. The first COVID-19 death in the county occurred in April.
The total number of coronavirus diagnoses in the county is at 69 with 53 of those patients having made a full recovery, according to data released by the TDH Tuesday. As a result, there are 13 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 521 on Tuesday with another 21 probable deaths listed.
The distribution of deaths in the state included 166 deaths reported in Shelby County, 98 in Davidson, 49 in Sumner, 33 in Rutherford, 28 in Hamilton, 16 in McMinn, 15 in Wilson , 14 in Williamson, 10 in Robertson, seven in Putnam, five each in Hardin, Knox, Montgomery and Trousdale counties, four each in Bedford, Hamblen, Marion, Monroe and Tipton counties, three each in Blount, Bradley, Crockett, Cumberland, Franklin, Lawrence, Macon, Sevier and White counties, two each in Anderson, Fayette, Greene, Hawkins, Haywood, Madison, Maury and Sullivan counties, and one each in Benton, Bledsoe, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Gibson, Grundy, Hardeman, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Loudon, Marshall, Morgan, Obion and Smith counties.
There were also eight deaths in Tennessee from out-of-state residents.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 36,048 confirmed cases statewide and another 255 probable cases as of Tuesday.
Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.
The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 7,794 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 7,488, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 6,136.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 4,849 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 3,405, the 61-70 age division with 2,692, infants to 10-year-olds with 1,649 cases, age 71-80 with 1,368 and seniors older than 80 with 857 cases.
The Department of Health lists 65 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 Tuesday, 2,610 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 99 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 49 in Lincoln County, 436 in Bedford, 53 in Marion, 51 in Grundy and five in Moore.
Nationwide, 2,302,288 had contracted coronavirus with 120,333 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Tuesday.