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Hopkins County Sept. 2 COVID-19 Update: 3 New Positive Cases, 47 Active Cases

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Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported 3 new positive COVID-19 cases, increasing the total of active cases to 47. No new recoveries were reported by the emergency management team during the Hopkins County Sept. 2 COVID-19 update.

The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in midMarch is 249, including 202 Hopkins County residents who have recovered from coronavirus.

Four patients were reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs, two less than on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The emergency management officials reported 25 additional COVID-19 tests were conducted Sept. 1, for a total of 573 free tests conducted on-site at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center from Aug. 20-5 p.m. Sept. 1. Testing at the site ended at 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Anyone looking for a COVID-19 testing site should contact their physician for advisement or go online to to see locations outside of Hopkins County where free testing is being offered.

No new COVID-19 deaths were assigned to Hopkins County on the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Case Counts and County Trends reports on Sept. 2.

Texas Health and Human Services reported no active cases among the five child care centers listed for Hopkins County as of Sept. 1.

There have been no reports of COVID-19 resident cases at local nursing homes and no active cases among staff as of Aug. 19, according to HHS.

Only one assisted living facility in Sulphur Springs continued to report 6 active resident cases, 1 resident recovery and three employee recoveries as of Aug. 19, according to the HHS report.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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