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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 2 Recovered; 4 Positive, 115 Negative Tests

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While no new positive COVID-19 results have been confirmed for Hopkins County, one additional resident who tested positive for coronavirus has recovered over the last five days, Hopkins County Hospital District COO/Hopkins County EMS Director Brent Smith reported in his April 15 Hopkins County COVID-19 testing update.

That’s two of the four individuals with Hopkins County addresses who tested positive for COVID-19 who have recovered, according to the HCHD/EMS report.

A dozen more screenings were sent for testing over the last 5 days, for a total of 126 COVID-19 screenings conducted for Hopkins County residents over the last 30 days, according to the April 15 report.

Smith too reported 18 additional test results came back negative this week, for a total of 115 negative COVID-19 tests. That left only seven results still pending as of April 15, down from 13 pending just 5 days ago

Hopkins County has had no reported COVID-19 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. April 15, according to the Hopkins County COVID-19 testing update.

HOPKINS COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING TOTALS AS OF:March 21, 2020March 27, 2020March 30, 2020April 2, 2020April 6, 2020April 10, 2020April 15, 2020
Total Confirmed Positive Cases0123444
Total Confirmed Negative TestsNANA16416597115
Total Pending Cases As OfNANA443220137
Total Screenings Sent for Testing As Of 3153627689114126
Total Confirmed COVID-19 Patients who Have Recovered0000112
COVID-Related Deaths0000000
Hopkins County Covid-19 estimated testing information, according to Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reports.

Overall, 184 of Texas’ 254 counties have reported positive cases of COVID-19. In Northeast Texas, Red River and Marion Counties remained the only counties that have reported no confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the April 15 Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services data.

As of the April 15 report, 138 COVID-19 deaths were reported in Texas, for a total of 364 fatalities reported by DSHS and HHS. The number of Texas patients who have recovered from COVID-19 more than doubled during the last five days, increasing from 1,366 to 3,150 as of the April 15 report.

Throughout the state, 55,892 additional COVID-19 screenings have been sent for testing over the last five days, up to 151,810 total screenings for Texas as of the noon April 15 reporting.

An additional 3,821 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed throughout the state during that time; that brings the total of Texas cases to 15,492. Six more lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were in Texas hospitals than were reported on April 10, for a total of 1,538 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals as of the April 15 report.

TEXAS Reports (DSHS/HHS)April 10, 2020April 15, 2020
Total tests115,918151,810
Cases reported11,67115,492
Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Currently In Texas Hospitals1,5321,538
Estimated Number of Patients Recovered1,3663,150
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 has 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 March 31 Executive Order, 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.

Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS county-wide screening update

Author: Faith Huffman

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