While most area residents were busy dealing with the extreme frigid weather since Valentine’s weekend, 67 Hopkins County residents also battled COVID-19 and 80 others were reported to have recovered from the novel coronavirus 2019 from Feb. 13-22, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 22 COVID-19 updates. A total of 1,823 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Hopkins County during that time, and one additional Hopkins County resident has been confirmed to have died from COVID-19.
According to the DSHS Feb. 22 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard a total of 1,489 Hopkins County residents (4.02 percent of the population) have had lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases since March of last year That’s 36 additional Hopkins County residents who have been confirmed by molecular lab-testing to have COVID-19 in the last 10 days: seven on Feb. 13; six each on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 15 and Feb. 16; one on Feb. 18 and five on Feb. 20. That makes 122 Hopkins County residents who have received lab-confirmed positive molecular COVID-19 results during the first 22 days of February.
Another 31 probable cases of COVID-19 were also reported from Feb. 13-22 for Hopkins County: four new probable cases each on Feb. 13, Feb. 14, Feb. 16 and Feb. 22; one on Feb. 15; 17 on Feb. 20; and two on Feb. 21. That brings the total number of Hopkins County residents who have either tested positive for COVID-19 on an antigen test or have had a combination of symptoms and a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 without a more likely diagnosis this month to 130 and since the state began tracking the data to 1,391, according to the DSHS Feb. 22 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard.
One additional Hopkins County resident has been confirmed by cause on death certificate to have died from COVID-19, increasing the total since March 21 of last year to 99 confirmed COVID-19 deaths (0.27 percent of the total population, but 6.65 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases), according to the Feb. 22 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard. The latest COVID-19 death, according to the DSHS Feb. 22 COVID-19 County Trends dashboard, occurred on Feb. 7. A total of 15 COVID-19 deaths occurred in January, the last on Jan. 27; the January total was still 10 less than in December and 14 less than in October, but four more than in November and September.
Eighty Hopkins County residents are reported to have recovered from COVID-19 between Feb. 13 and Feb. 2, increasing the total so far in February to 187 recoveries. Since March, 2,597 of the 2,880 residents who’ve had confirmed and probable cases have recovered. That leaves 184 Hopkins County residents who actively had COVID-19 on Monday, according to the DSHS Feb. 22 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard.
At total of 19,323 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Hopkins County: 15,177 viral or molecular tests, 136 more than on Feb. 13; 2,334 antigen tests, 91 more than on Feb. 13; and 1,812 antibody tests, nine more than on Feb. 13.
According to the DSHS Feb. 22 COVID-19 Vaccine Data dashboard, a total of 1,319 people have been fully vaccinated in Hopkins County as of 11:59 p.m. Feb. 21, up from 528 who’d received both doses of the vaccine on Thursday, Feb. 11. Cumulatively, 2,667 people had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Hopkins County on Sunday, up from 1,635 on Feb. 11. That’s 3,986 people who’ve receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Hopkins County, the equivalent of 4.52 percent of the Hopkins County population age 16 years and older who have been fully vaccinated.
After 2 weeks with no first-dose allocations at all designated to Hopkins County, Texas Department of State Health Services has allocated the Centers for Disease Control to ship 100 first-doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Brookshire’s Pharmacy at 809 Gilmer Road in Sulphur Springs and 200 first-doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Christus Trinity Clinic – Sulphur Springs, located at 105 Medical Plaza in Sulphur Springs during the week of Feb. 22. The last time any local provider was allocated first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines was the week of Feb. 8.