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Oct. 27 COVID-19 Update: 18 New Cases, 199 Active Cases

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Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials, in the Oct. 27 COVID-19 update, reported 18 new positive COVID-19 cases, more than double Monday’s new case count.

That’s 626 Hopkins County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, including 265 who received positive results this month. Of the 626 residents, 427 have recovered and 199 still had the virus at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

HC/SSEM officials, in the Oct. 27 COVID-19 update, reported 11 patients were reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs on Oct. 27, one more than on Oct. 26 but the same as on Oct. 20.

On Monday, 111 COVID-19 tests were performed at the free testing site at 128-A Jefferson St. That makes 2,129 tests conducted since the free testing site opened on Sept. 25, according to HC/SSEM’s Oct. 27 COVID-19 update.

Free molecular oral swab COVID-19 testing has been extended at the site through the end of November. To register, go online to Symptoms or high-risk exposure are not required for testing. Anyone can be tested, even children, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Walk ups are also welcome.

Texas Health and Human Services on Oct. 27 reported Carriage House still have 2 active cases among staff and 9 active cases among residents on Oct. 13, the most recent data available from the state.

Rock Creek Health & Rehab was first reported on Oct. 12 to have tested positive for COVID-19. On Oct. 13, the facility showed one cumulative employee case but no active cases.

Sulphur Springs Health and Rehabilitation still had 3 active employee cases and Sunny Springs Health & Rehab had 16 active employee cases on Oct. 13, according to the Oct. 26 HHS nursing home report.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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