Franklin County has now had 56 total fatalities from COVID-19 with three new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.
There have been eight reported COVID-19 deaths in Franklin County so far in January with five being reported in the past two days.
The county has now had 3,999 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 3,592 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Thursday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 356 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 6,909 on Thursday with another 1,323 probable deaths listed.
The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 576,406 confirmed cases statewide and another 94,076 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 122,498 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 104,431, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 100,321.
Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 93,992 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 84,379, the 61-70 age division with 67,651, ages 71-80 with 40,511 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 34,350 and seniors older than 80 with 21,371 cases.
The Department of Health lists 978 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.
Goodhard said anyone wishing to access the Health Department should call 931-967-3826 for further information. Normal testing hours are from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Goodhard said that strict social-distancing practices are in place at the Health Department due to the coronavirus threat.
In addition to Franklin County, there have been 5,513 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 3,710 in Lincoln County, 5,207 in Bedford, 2,200 in Marion, 1,374 in Grundy and 785 in Moore.
Nationwide, 22,965,957 had contracted coronavirus with 383,351 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Thursday.