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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 3 Recovered; 130 Negative, 7 Pending Tests

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Three of the four people with Hopkins County addresses who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered and 15 additional test results have come back negative, according to Hopkins County Emergency Management officials and the regular Hopkins County COVID-19 testing update from Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS Director Brent Smith.

The third recovery was confirmed shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, to the Hopkins County Emergency Management Team.

No new cases were reported since the last HCHD/EMS update, marking a total of 15 days without any new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed for Hopkins County.

While 15 more screenings were sent for testing, 15 additional cases were confirmed to be negative. That’s a total of 141 COVID-19 screenings from Hopkins County, and 130 confirmed negative cases. As was the case five days ago, the results of 7 tests are still pending, according to Smith’s report.

HOPKINS COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING TOTALS AS OF:March 21, 2020March 27, 2020March 30, 2020April 2, 2020April 6, 2020April 10, 2020April 15, 2020April 20, 2020
Total Confirmed Positive Cases01234444
Total Confirmed Negative TestsNANA16416597115130
Total Pending Cases As OfNANA4432201377
Total Screenings Sent for Testing As Of 3153627689114126141
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Patients who Have Recovered00001123
COVID-Related Deaths00000000
Hopkins County Covid-19 estimated testing information, according to Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reports.

Overall, 190 of Texas’ 254 counties have reported positive cases of COVID-19, which is 14 more than reported on April 15. All counties in Northeast Texas had reported cases, including Red River and Marion Counties, which had no confirmed cases on April 15. Red River now has 1 case and Marion County now has three cases, according to the April 20 Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services data.

As of the April 20 report, 131 additional COVID-19 deaths were reported in Texas, for a total of 495 fatalities reported to DSHS and HHS. The number of Texas patients who have recovered from COVID-19 rose from 3,150 as of the April 15 state report to to 5,706 as of the April 20 report.

Throughout the state, 38,584 additional COVID-19 screenings have been sent for testing over the last five days, up to 190,394 total screenings for Texas as of the noon April 20 reporting.

An additional 3,966 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed throughout the state during the last five days, brings the total of Texas confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 19,458. There were 117 fewer lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals as of the April 20 report, reducing the number to 1,411.

TEXAS Reports (DSHS/HHS)April 10, 2020April 15, 2020April 20, 2020
Total tests115,918151,810190,394
Cases reported11,67115,49219,458
Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Currently In Texas Hospitals1,5321,5381,411
Estimated Number of Patients Recovered1,3663,1505,706
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 and unchanged for the last 11 days in Hopkins County, all four cases are presumed to be community spread, Hopkins County Emergency Management Team reported over the last 30 days.

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.

Author: Faith Huffman

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