Tennessee Department of Health log

Franklin County has now had 13 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Tuesday.

There have been three deaths in the county since the start of October.

The county has now had 1,144 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 1,025 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Tuesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 106 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 2,667 on Tuesday with another 130 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 208,606 confirmed cases statewide and another 10,223 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 44,765 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 35,790, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 32,501.

Next in order is the 11-20 age group with 29,099 cases, followed by the 51-60 age group with 28,535, the 61-70 age division with 19,458, ages 71-80 with 11,397 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 10,774 and seniors older than 80 with 6,186 cases.

The Department of Health lists 324 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, 16,651 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 1,612 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 735 in Lincoln County, 1,523 in Bedford, 633 in Marion, 462 in Grundy and 222 in Moore.

Nationwide, 7,787,548 had contracted coronavirus with 214,446 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Tuesday.