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Oct. 9 COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 4 Recoveries, 89 Active Cases

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Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported three new cases of COVID-19 and 4 recoveries on Oct. 9. That decreases the overall case county by 1 to 89, the local officials noted in the Oct. 9 COVID-19 update.

That’s 51 Hopkins County residents who have received positive COVID-19 test results and 40 who have recovered from novel coronavirus 2019 during the first 9 days of October. That’s far ahead of September’s pace, when only 18 new cases and 11 recoveries had been reported as of the 9th day of the month, as well as that of the 2 previous months as well. From Aug. 1-9, 47 new cases and 43 recoveries were reported. From July 1-July 9, 14 new cases were reported.

Cumulatively since March, 323 of the 412 Hopkins County residents who have received positive results have recovered from the virus.

There was one less patient in the COVID unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs on Oct. 9 than the day before, matching the Oct. 6 patient count of 7.

An additional 97 oral COVID-19 tests were performed at the testing center at 128-A Jefferson Street on Thursday. That increases the total of molecular swab tests conducted since the free testing site opened on Sept. 25 to 802, HC/SSEM noted in the Oct. 9 COVID-19 update.

The number of Hopkins County residents receiving positive antigen test results more than doubled over the last week, increasing from 42 for the week ending on Oct. 2 to 101 for the week of Oct. 3-9. That’s 143 total positive COVID-19 antigen rest results reported in October, according to HC/SSEM reports.

These reflect only positive results received by Hopkins County residents from antigen tests performed at testing facilities in Hopkins County. These results do not count toward the cumulative, active and recovery totals reported daily by the state and HC/SSEM.

Texas Department of State Health Services’ Oct. 9 nursing facility report showed no active employee cases at any of the Sulphur Springs nursing facilities on Sept. 25. Cumulatively, there had been 23 nursing home employees who have tested positive for COVID-19: 16 at Carriage House Manor, 5 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehabilitation and 2 at Sunny Springs Nursing & Rehab, as of Sept. 25.

Carriage House Manor also reported a cumulative total of 45 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the to still have 27 active COVID-19 cases among residents, 13 who have recovered and 4 deaths as of Sept. 25, the latest nursing facility information available from HHS.

The Oct. 9 HHS nursing facility report also shows 4 cumulative resident cases for Sunny Springs Nursing & Rehab as of Sept. 25, but does not indicate any additional information regarding those cases.

There continued to be 1 active COVID-19 case among Wesley House employees on Sept. 25, and 4 others who have recovered from COVID-19. Seven residents of Wesley House also have recovered from COVID-19, according to the Oct. 9 HHS assisted living facility report.

There continued to be no active COVID-19 cases among either employees or students at Hopkins County licensed child care centers, school-age programs, and before or after-school programs on Oct. 8, according to the Oct. 9 HHS child care centers report.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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