In this week’s COVID-19 demographics, Texas Department of State Health Services reported Hopkins County residents between the ages of 40 and 60 accounted for 40 percent of new COVID-19 cases reported between Nov. 23 and Dec. 6.
There were 32 fewer new COVID-91 cases reported during the current 2-week reporting period compared to the previous one, and 75 less than the report period ending Nov. 24. While several age categories had notable fluctuations during the dats in the Dec. 8 report period, only two age groups showed gains.
There were 34 adults ages 40-49 years of age who tested positive for COVID-19 during the 2-week report period, 9 more than the report period ending Dec. 1, but still 1 less than the report period ending Nov. 24.
Two more residents ages 70-79 received positive COVID-19 results during the period reported Dec. 8 than the 30 reported on Dec. 1, four more than in the Nov. 24 report.
There were 28 new cases among Hopkins County residents ages 60-69 years of age. That’s 13 less residents testing positive Nov. 23-Dec. 6 than the Dec. 1 reporting period and 15 less than were reported Nov. 24.
Adults ages 50-59 made up the largest group of Hopkins County residents receiving positive COVID-19 results during the last 2-week report, but there were still five less of them. The were 40 new cases among ages 50-59 reported Nov. 24, 44 Dec. 1 and 39 Dec. 8.
Twenty-one new cases were reported among Hopkins County residents ages 20-29 over the last reporting period, that’s down from the 33 new cases reported Nov. 24 and 28 new cases reported Dec. 28.
Sixteen of the 186 new cases over the last report period were in residents ages 30-39. That’s down from 37 new cases reported Nov. 24 and 21 Dec. 1 for ages 30-39 years.
The number of children ages 12-17 also was cut in half, declining from 8 new cases reported Nov. 24, to 5 Dec. 1 and 2 in the Dec. 8 report.
Six Hopkins County residents ages 80-120 years tested positive for COVID-19 during the last report period, down from the seven reported during the past 2 report periods.
Only two Hopkins County residents ages 18-19 received positive COVID results during the Dec. 8 report period. That’s down from eight during the Nov. 24 report and five Dec. 1, according to the Dec. 8 County Profile data.
The new cases among ages 4-11 was almost one-third what it was 2 weeks before. This category has continued to drop over the last 3 reporting periods, from 12 reported Nov. 24, eight Dec. 1 and down to three Dec. 8.
No children ages 0-3 years tested positive during either the Dec. 1 or Dec. 8 reporting period, but there were two during the Nov. 24 period.
This report period, just as many men as women were reported to have been diagnosed with the virus, with a 50/50 split. These have changed 1 percent in each of the last 2 reporting periods, starting on Nov. 24 with males accounting for 48 percent and females 52 percent of Hopkins County COVID-19 cases, according to the DSHS report.
Dec. 2, according to the DSHS Dec. 8 County Profile, had the second highest number of new confirmed positive molecular and positive “probable” antigen COVID cases go. The day the most new cases was reported was in mid October, according to the DSHS data.