Six new positive COVID-19 cases were reported for Hopkins County on Wednesday, Sept. 9, increasing the number of active cases to 54, Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported.
That’s makes 18 Hopkins County residents lab-confirmed to have novel coronavirus 2019 so far in September, 27 less than on Aug. 9 and two fewer than on July 9. Hopkins County has had 261 cumulative COVID-19 cases since midMarch.
There were no new recoveries reported on Sept. 9, but have been 11 Hopkins County residents this month who have recovered from COVID-19, 6 on Sept. 1 and 5 on Sept. 8. That’s 32 fewer recoveries from Sept. 1-9 than Aug. 1-9, and there were no recoveries reported until July 10, and only 1 then, and no more until July 14 when 14 Hopkins County residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19. Overall, 207 Hopkins County residents have recovered from COVID-19 since midMarch.
Five patients were reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs on Sept. 9, one more than on Sept. 2 and Sept. 7-8, two more than on Sept. 4, and one less than on Sept. 1.
No new COVID-19 deaths were reported for Hopkins County on Sept. 9. Texas Department of State Health Services on Sept. 9 continues to report 8 COVID-19 deaths of Hopkins County residents based on death certificates filed with Texas Vital Statistics office.
According to the Texas Health & Human Services nursing facilities report, two employees at a Sulphur Springs nursing home were first reported Aug. 25 to have tested positive for COVID-19, both were active cases on on Aug. 26. There had been no reports of any nursing home residents in Hopkins County testing positive as of Aug. 26, the most recent data reported, according to the Sept. 9 THHS nursing home report.
THHS reported there were neither active nor new COVID-19 cases reported at Sulphur Springs child care centers on Sept. 8.