The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team gave a quick update on the status of COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon (June 22nd). Two new positive cases were confirmed in Hopkins County and no new recoveries were reported at this time. The Emergency Managment Team did not have any updates on the status of the the two deaths being reported by the state. One of those cases is being challenged in it’s determination by the local health authority as it is known that the patient had underlying health conditions, and although the patient tested positive for COVID-19, it is unclear if the virus was a contributing factor in his or her death. The second death case reported by the state has not been confirmed by the local authorities nor have our local authorities been contacted from the state at this time. It is not known at this time if this is a reporting error by the state (a duplicate of the first report) or if it involves someone from outside the county or state that has listed a home address inside Hopkins County.
This brings the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County to 50 and recoveries at 20, leaving 30 active cases.