Hopkins County Emergency Management officials at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, reported while there were no new COVID-19 cases on Friday, there were 7 new positive cases and 14 recoveries on Saturday.
That’s 11 days so far this month in which new COVID-19 cases have been reported and six days in which patient recoveries were reported in Hopkins County. So far this month, HCEM officials have reported 62 new positive COVID-19 cases and 76 patient recoveries for Hopkins County.
That brings the overall total since March to 214 positive COVID-19 cases and 175 recoveries, leaving a total of 39 active cases.
Emergency Management officials also reported that there were 7 patients in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Aug. 15, the same as on Aug. 2.
Texas Department of State Health Services Aug. 15 continues to show three COVID-19 deaths for Hopkins County. Local officials have maintained since the first death was reported by DSHS that neither they nor the regional DSHS representative are aware of any deaths of Hopkins County residents due to COVID-19.