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Aug. 5 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 7 Recoveries For Hopkins County

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Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced 6 new positive COVID-19 cases and seven recoveries for Hopkins County at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.

That’s 32 new cases and 37 recoveries reported so far this week, including 1 new case on Sunday, 12 on Monday and 13 Tuesday. Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reported 30 recoveries on Monday and 7 today.

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That brings the overall cumulative total to 184 COVID-19 cases since mid March. Of those, 135 Hopkins County residents have recovered, leaving 49 active cases of COVID-19 in Hopkins County on Aug. 5 according Newsom.

Four patients were also reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs on Aug. 5, one more than on Tuesday but still four less than Sunday. There were no patients on ventilators in the COVID-19 unit on Aug. 5, HCEM officials reported.

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 still report neither they or 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 22 no patients in Sulphur Springs nursing homes and assisted living facilities had contracted COVID-19 since the state began collecting the data. HHS reports two cumulative positive cases among employees but no active cases as of the July 22 report date at local nursing homes. An employee at the facility was reported from July 13-20 as actively having COVID-19. 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

Author: Faith Huffman

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