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COVID-19 Update: All 4 Patients Have Recovered; 137 Negative, 8 Pending Tests

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While the COVID-19 numbers across the state continue to rise, all four of the people with Hopkins County addresses who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

The third recovery was confirmed shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, to the Hopkins County Emergency Management Team, and the fourth recovered patient had been confirmed at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

No new confirmed positive cases were reported since the April 20 HCHD/EMS update, marking a total of 17 days without any new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed for Hopkins County.

While eight more screenings were sent for testing, eight additional tests came back negative. That’s a total of 149 COVID-19 screenings from Hopkins County, and 137 confirmed negative test results. That leaves 8 test results still pending, according to Smith’s report.

HOPKINS COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING TOTALS AS OF:3/213/273/304/024/064/104/154/204/22
Total Confirmed Positive Cases012344444
Total Confirmed Negative TestsNANA16416597115130137
Total Pending CasesNANA44322013778
Total Screenings Sent for Testing3153627689114126141149
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Patients who Have Recovered000011234
COVID-Related Deaths000000000
Hopkins County Covid-19 estimated testing information, according to Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reports.

Overall, 200 of Texas’ 254 counties have reported positive cases of COVID-19, which is 10 more than reported on April 20. All counties in Northeast Texas had reported cases by April 20, including Red River and Marion Counties, which had no confirmed cases on April 15. Red River County still has only case and but Marion County had three more positive cases for a total of six confirmed novel coronavirus cases, according to the April 22 Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services data.

As of the April 22 report, 48 additional COVID-19 deaths were reported in Texas, for a total of 543 fatalities reported to DSHS and HHS.

Demographics of 2,902 Texas COVID-19 case investigations by local and regional health departments received by DSHS, as of April 22.

An estimated 1,635 additional Texas patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the last two days, increasing the total number of Texas recoveries to 7,341 as of the April 22 report. Overall, 76 of the 254 Texas counties have reported COVID-19 fatalities.

Throughout the state, 26,389 additional COVID 19 screenings have been sent for testing over the past two days, up to 216,783 total screenings for Texas as of 12:15 p.m. April 22 reporting.

An additional 1,611 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed throughout the state during the past two days, with only 873 new cases in the last 24-hours of the reporting period. That brings the total of Texas confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 21,069.

Demographically, 35.9 percent of Texas COVID-19 patients are white, 26.7 percent are Hispanic, 11.7 percent Black, 4 percent Asian and 0.8 percent considered “other” and the race or ethnicity of the other 21 percent of patients is “unknown.” By gender, 48.6 percent of COVID-19 patients in Texas are male and 47.8 percent female, and 3.6 percent are pending further information.

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals increased by 269 patients over the last two days to 1,678 in the hospital for COVID-19 as of the April 22 report. Throughout Trauma Service Area F, within which Sulphur Springs is located, 19 COVID-19 patients were reported to be in regional hospitals, according to the state report.

TEXAS Reports (DSHS/HHS)April 10, 2020April 15, 2020April 20, 2020April 22, 2020
Total tests115,918151,810190,394216,783
Cases reported11,67115,49219,45821,069
Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Currently In Texas Hospitals1,5321,5381,4111,678
Estimated Number of Patients Recovered1,3663,1505,7067,341
Texas COVID-19 statistics as reported by Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services

While the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases remains small, only four confirmed cases during the 37 days HCHD/EMS has been reporting testing results, all four cases are presumed to be community spread, Hopkins County Emergency Management Team reported when announcing each new case.

Thus, local officials urge everyone to continue practicing social distancing, proper hand-washing techniques, good hygiene, and the stay at home, stay safe guidelines established by Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Orders, and in the Hopkins County public health emergency disaster declaration. Doing so will help keep the Hopkins County positive number low by helping to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 through the community during the duration of the stay home, stay safe order.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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