The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County continued to spike this week. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced 13 new positive COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
That follows a day in which 12 new cases and 30 recoveries were reported. That’s 26 new cases and 30 recoveries reported so far this month.
That brings the overall cumulative total to 178 COVID-19 cases since mid March. Of those, 128 Hopkins County residents have recovered, leaving 50 active cases of COVID-19 in Hopkins County on Aug. 4 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. 4, one less than on Monday and four less than Sunday. There were no patients on ventilators in the COVID-19 unit on Aug. 4, Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported.
Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission since July 29 has continued to show on the COVID-19 fatality data dashboard one COVID-19 fatality for Hopkins County. 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 on Aug. 4 continue to report that neither local emergency management officials nor regional DSHS officials have received any information regarding any COVID-19 deaths of Hopkins County residents.
There were no reports available for nursing homes or assisted living centers on Aug. 4. The report should have reflected employee and resident patient cases and deaths, as the counts are 2 weeks behind. However, according to HHS, “Due to an automation issue, data was not consolidated or reported on July 21, 2020.”