Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, announced the state had notified local emergency management officials of 3 new positive COVID-19 cases, and 6 recoveries for Hopkins County.
That marks the seventh straight day in which new positive results have been reported for Hopkins County, for a total of 47 new COVID-19 cases and 43 patient recoveries reported so far in August.
That’s a total of 199 cases and 141 recoveries since midMarch in Hopkins County. That leaves 58 active COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County as of Aug. 8, according to local officials
Officials also reported four patients in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, one more case than on Friday, Aug. 7, but still three fewer than on Sunday.
Texas Department of State Health Services on Aug. 8 showed two COVID-19 deaths for Hopkins County on the COVID-19 dashboard. The state has continued to show since July 29 one COVID-19 fatality for Hopkins County. That death, according to the Texas COVID-19 Fatality County Data By County report, occurred on July 23. The second death, according to the DSHS, occurred on Aug. 2.
Hopkins County officials said they have received no information from the state about any confirmed Hopkins County COVID-19 deaths.