Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reported 3 new positive COVID-19 cases as of 5 p.m. July 26, marking the seventh consecutive day new cases have been reported for Hopkins County. There have been no additional patient recoveries since July 20.
One of the three patients reported Saturday to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs had been discharged by 5 p.m. Sunday, July 26. That leaves only two patients in the COVID-19 unit. No additional information about those cases was available, Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported Sunday.
That brings the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County since March to 145, with more than half of those cases reported this month.
During the first week of July, 10 new cases had been announced. New cases were reported every day from July 9-18, for a total of 45 additional Hopkins County residents testing positive for COVID-19, with 16 total recoveries. This week (July 20-26), 27 new cases and 6 recoveries were reported. That’s 82 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in July in Hopkins County, but reports of only 22 recoveries this month.
Of the 145 Hopkins County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-March, 72 have recovered, leaving 73 active cases of COVID-19 in Hopkins County on July 26.