Texas Department of State Health Services on Dec. 1 reported 8.3 percent of the 218 new novel coronavirus 2019 cases over the last 2 weeks (Nov. 16-29) have been in school-aged Hopkins County residents, and 13 percent of all cases occurred within the last 2 weeks, according to Weekly COVID-19 County Profile released by DSHS Tuesday.
Overall, 44 fewer new cases were reported Dec. 1 than the overall 261 new cases reported for the period evaluated Nov. 24. In fact, fewer cases were reported in eight of the 11 age categories reported in the county profile released by DSHS on Dec. 1.
The age category with the most COVID-19 positive results during the report period in the Dec. 1 DSHS was Hopkins County residents ages 50-69, according to the DSHS profile reports. There were 44 Hopkins County residents ages 50-59 who tested positive for COVID-19, four more than were reported on Nov. 24; and 41 ages 60-69, two less than were reported on Nov. 24, according to the DSHS age chart.
There were 30 Hopkins County residents ages 70-79 who tested positive, two more than were reported for the Nov. 24 report period. Also 28 COVID-19 cases were reported to be age 20-29, five less than were reported on Nov. 24. There were 25 residents ages 40-49, 10 less; and 21 of the COVID-19 case were in Hopkins County residents ages 30-39 years, five less. There continued to be 7 cases among Hopkins County agents ages 80 to 120.
Three other groups had less than 10 COVID-19 cases per age group; there were no COVID-19 cases among children ages 0-3. Nine Hopkins County residents ages 12-17 were reported to be among the 217 COVID-19 cases evaluated in the Dec. 1 report, seven less than were reported the week before; eight residents ages 4-11, four less; and five ages 18-19, three less.
The Hopkins County COVID-19 profile data reported Dec. 1 also shows 51 percent of the COVID-19 positive individuals in Hopkins County have been female and 49 percent male, a 1 percent increase in male cases from the Nov. 24 report.