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Sept. 11 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 5 Recoveries, 20 Positive Antigen Tests

Three new positive COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, Sept. 11, increasing the number of active cases in Hopkins County to 69, Hopkins County/Sulphur /Springs Emergency Management reported in the Sept. 11 Hopkins County COVID-19 update.

That’s 38 total new cases reported so far in September, and 281 cumulative cases reported since March in Hopkins County.

The HC/SSEM team did have some good news as well. More Hopkins County residents had recovered Friday from COVID-19. That’s 16 recoveries so far this month: 6 on Sept. 1, and 5 each on Sept. 8 and Sept. 11. Overall, 212 of the 281 Hopkins County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March have recovered.

The CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs COVID-19 unit continued to have 4 patients Friday, the same as on Sept. 4, Sept. 7, Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.

The Local Health Authority reported 20 positive antigen tests from testing facilities within Hopkins County from Sept. 4-11. That’s 9 fewer positive antigen results than were reported for the week ending Sept. 4.

Free COVID-19 testing will be offered again on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or exposure. Children may also be tested, provided they arrive with a parent or guardian. Registration for the free test is conducted online at www.GoGetTested.com.

Texas Department of State Health Services again Friday, Aug. 11, reported 8 Hopkins County COVID-19 fatalities. That’s 7 full days with no COVID-19 death assigned to Hopkins County.

There had been no reports of COVID-19 cases among Sulphur Springs nursing facilities from March through Aug. 28. Two active COVID-19 cases were reported among the employees at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs on Aug. 28, the fourth consecutive day, according to the Sept. 11 Texas Health and Human Services nursing facility report.

No active COVID-19 cases were reported among assisted living facility employees and residents on Aug. 28, according to the Sept. 10 THHS report.

There also were no active coronavirus cases reported among either employees or students enrolled at Hopkins County child care centers as of Sept. 10, HHS reported Friday.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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