July 24 marks the 5th straight day this week and 18th day this month that new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported for Hopkins County. At 4:45 p.m. July 24, Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reported they had received notification of 1 new COVID-19 case for Hopkins County. There have been no new recoveries since July 20.
There continued to be two patients in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs on July 24. No additional information about those cases was available, emergency management officials reported.
That brings the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County since March to 136, 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 residents testing positive for COVID-19 in Hopkins County, with 16 total recoveries. So far this week (July 20-24), there have been 18 new cases and 6 recoveries. That’s 73 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in July in Hopkins County, but reports of only 22 recoveries this month.
Of the 136 Hopkins County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, 72 have recovered, leaving 64 active cases of COVID-19 in Hopkins County on July 24, according to Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom.
Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith at 3 p.m. July 24 reported a total of 1,602 tests conducted for Hopkins County residents since March, including 1,394 negative results and 73 pending results. That’s 29 additional tests conducted, 32 negative results received and 28 positive results received from July 17 to July 24, according to the information provided by Smith.