Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported 12 new positive COVID-19 cases, 10 on Tuesday and 2 on Wednesday. That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases so far this month to 90 and the cumulative total since March to 333. The 37 new cases reported so far this week bump the active case count to 85.
There were no new recoveries on either Sept. 22 or 23, but 25 Hopkins County residents were reported Monday to have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the September total through Wednesday afternoon to 52 recoveries, and the cumulative total since March to 248 recoveries.
The patient county in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs declined to 13 on Tuesday, but surged to 16 cases on Wednesday. That’s the most the unit has had since County officials in the last couple of months began providing information regarding patients counts in the COVID-19 unit.
Texas Health and Human Services reported 5 active COVID-19 cases among employees of Carriage House Manor and 2 active resident cases on Sept. 9.
There were no active cases among either employees or residents of Sulphur Springs assisted living facilities on Sept. 9, according to HHS. No active employee or child cases were reported Sept. 22 at Hopkins County child care facilities, the HHS report stated.