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Oct. 6 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 1 Additional Fatality, 8 New Cases, 82 Active Cases

Texas Department of State Health Services on Oct. 6 reported 1 additional COVID-19 fatality for Hopkins County. The active COVID-19 case count in Hopkins County was back up to 82 on Tuesday afternoon, Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported. On the other hand, two fewer patients were reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, according to the the Oct. 6 Hopkins County COVID-19 update.

DSHS reported 14 Hopkins County residents have died from COVID-19. The latest death was reported to have occurred on Sept. 30. That’s 6 Hopkins County COVID-19 deaths reported in September, the same as August. The number of COVID-19 fatalities for recent days could continue to grow as more death certificates are filed for those days, according to DSHS.

COVID-19 county fatality map on the DSHS case count dashboard

Eight new COVID-19 cases were reported for Hopkins County on Tuesday, one more case than officials reported on Monday, according to HC/SSEM reports. That’s 35 new cases during the first 6 days of October, and 396 cumulative COVID-19 cases reported in Hopkins County since March.

After a streak of 6 straight recovery reports (HC/SSEM only gives COVID-19 updates Monday-Friday) from Sept. 28-Oct. 5, the trend ended Oct. 6. No Hopkins County residents were reported in the Oct. 6 Hopkins County COVID-19 update to have recovered for novel coronavirus 2019. That leaves 83 active cases.

The COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs has 7 patients on Tuesday, two fewer than were reported on Oct. 5.

HC/SSEM also in the Oct. 6 Hopkins County COVID-19 update reported 123 more COVID-19 tests were conducted on Monday at the free testing site, located at 128-A Jefferson St. That brings the total number of tests performed since testing was offered at the site on Sept. 25 to 521.

Free molecular swab COVID-19 testing will continue to be offered starting at 9 a.m. However, beginning Oct. 7, testing will only be offered until 6 p.m. daily, Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Register online at

Texas Health and Human Services reported 18 active employee cases of COVID-19 among staff at Carriage House Manor on Sept. 22, three fewer than the day before. Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab and Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab continued to have two active cases among employees on Sept. 22, the most recent data available from the state.

Carriage House continued to have a cumulative 28 resident cases on Sept. 22, including 23 active resident COVID cases and four recoveries, according to the Oct. 5 HHS nursing facility report.

Wesley House also continued to have 1 active employee COVID-19 case on Sept. 22, the only COVID-19 case at Sulphur Springs’ assisted living facilities, according to the Oct. 6 HHS report.

There were no active COVID cases among the five licensed day care centers in Hopkins County on Oct. 5, HHS reported Tuesday.

DSHS and HHS Oct. 6 COVID-19 case counts for Hopkins County

Author: Faith Huffman

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