Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, reported 6 new positive COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County. That’s the sixth consecutive day in which new cases have been reported and the third day in a row in which 6 new cases were reported for Hopkins County. No recoveries have been reported in two days.
That’s 44 new cases and 37 recoveries reported so far this week. That brings the overall cumulative total since March to to 196 positive COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County. Of those, 135 Hopkins County residents have recovered, leaving 61 active cases of COVID-19 in Hopkins County on Aug. 7 according to Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom.
Three patients were also reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs on Aug. 7, That’s two more than on Aug. 6, but still less than the 7 patients reported to be in the COVID unit at the location hospital on Sunday, Aug. 2.
Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s dashboard continues to show one fatality for Hopkins County. The death was first reported on the DSHS/HHS dashboard on July 29. The DSHS “COVID-19 Total Fatalities by County” spreadsheet shows the fatality to have been assigned to Hopkins County on July 23.
Hopkins County Emergency Management officials have maintained that neither they nor regional DSHS officials have received any information regarding any COVID-19 deaths of Hopkins County residents.
Texas Health and Human Services reports show as of July 23 no patients in any Sulphur Springs nursing homes and assisted living facilities had contracted COVID-19 since the state began collecting the data.
HHS reports continue to show only two cumulative positive cases among employees at one nursing home in town, but no active cases as of the July 24 report date. All data in this report is 2 weeks behind so that information self-reported by these facilities can be entered and error-checked, according to DSHS.