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DSHS Announced 28 COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs; CMFH-SS Among 206 Other Providers Allocated Doses As Well
Jan10

DSHS Announced 28 COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs; CMFH-SS Among 206 Other Providers Allocated Doses As Well

The Texas Department of State Health Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 234 providers this week. That includes 28 hub providers that will focus on large community vaccination efforts as Texas vaccinates health care workers, people 65 and older and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. While...

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DSHS Includes Hopkins Among Counties In Areas With ‘High Hospitalizations’
Jan02

DSHS Includes Hopkins Among Counties In Areas With ‘High Hospitalizations’

Designation Could Have Impact on Local Businesses Texas Department of State Health Services on Jan. 2 listed Trauma Service Area F, which includes Hopkins County, among those in which COVID-19 patients account for a high percentage of the overall hospital capacity, or those having “high hospitalizations,” which could impact local businesses. According to the DSHS website, all counties in TSA F except Delta, Morris and Red...

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DSHS: CHRISTUS Hospital-Sulphur Springs Is 1 Of 3 Local Sites Selected For COVID-19 Vaccine
Dec20

DSHS: CHRISTUS Hospital-Sulphur Springs Is 1 Of 3 Local Sites Selected For COVID-19 Vaccine

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs CEO Paul Harvey Thursday gave an update of the COVID-19 situation and other activities at as they relate to the hospital and associated local CHRISTUS facilities, including reports on testing and the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine Over the last week, the CDC delivered doses of the COVID-19 to various locations across the country and state. Texas Commissioner of Health appointed an...

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DSHS Reconfigures COVID-19 Dashboard To Improve Functionality
Dec11

DSHS Reconfigures COVID-19 Dashboard To Improve Functionality

Probable Cases, Antigen Test Positivity Rate Added To Reports Just when you get used to the where and how the state reports COVID-19 information, they switch things up. Another COVID-19 reporting change was announced by Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday. The latest update revamped the  COVID-19 data dashboard with a goal of posting additional information and improving functionality. The updated COVID-19 dashboard...

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Dec. 7 COVID-19 Update: 2 Days Without Any New Cases Reported By DSHS
Dec08

Dec. 7 COVID-19 Update: 2 Days Without Any New Cases Reported By DSHS

Monday marked the second consecutive Day Hopkins County has gone without any changes reported in molecular COVID-19 case counts by Texas Department of State Health Services. There also have been no additional recoveries of Hopkins County residents who are lab-confirmed by molecular testing to be COVID-19 positives since Saturday. That does not mean there are no active COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County; 79 of the 913 Hopkins County...

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DSHS Offers Tips To Help Reduce Risk Of COVID-19 During The Holidays
Nov19

DSHS Offers Tips To Help Reduce Risk Of COVID-19 During The Holidays

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Texas enters the holiday season at a time when novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly and hospitalizations continue to rise throughout the state. The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing guidance on how to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the holidays. This year, DSHS recommends being safer by celebrating in person with the people who live in your household and...

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DSHS School COVID-19 Case Counts: 18 New Cases At Hopkins County Schools
Oct23

DSHS School COVID-19 Case Counts: 18 New Cases At Hopkins County Schools

Hopkins County school districts have reported 146 cases of COVID-19 during the last 4 weeks, according to the weekly school COVID-19 report compiled by Texas Department of State Health Services and posted Oct. 22. New COVID-19 cases reported in Texas public school Oct. 12-18, 2020 (DSHS graphic) Cases in the weekly DSHS reports are defined as “any staff member or student who participates in any on-campus activity that is...

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DSHS Reports 2 Additional, 23 Total COVID-19 Fatalities For Hopkins County
Oct17

DSHS Reports 2 Additional, 23 Total COVID-19 Fatalities For Hopkins County

Texas Department of State Health Services Saturday, Oct. 17, reported 2 additional and 23 total COVID-19 fatalities for Hopkins County. According to the DSHS “County Trends” and “Case Counts” reports, one of the deaths was reported to have occurred on Sept. 29 and the other on Oct. 5. That makes 10 Hopkins county residents confirmed by official cause of death on death certificates submitted to the state’s...

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DSHS Reports 20th COVID-19 Death For Hopkins County, 3 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For SSISD
Oct12

DSHS Reports 20th COVID-19 Death For Hopkins County, 3 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For SSISD

Texas Department of State Health Services on Sunday reported a 20th COVID-19 death for Hopkins County on Sunday, and Sulphur Springs ISD on Friday reported 3 new cases in the district. That’s one additional death of a Hopkins County resident from COVID-19 since July; deaths are assigned based on official cause of death on deaths certificates that are submitted to the state vital statistics office and reported to DSHS. The 20th...

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DSHS School COVID-19 Case Counts: 16 New Cases At Hopkins County Schools
Oct10

DSHS School COVID-19 Case Counts: 16 New Cases At Hopkins County Schools

Over the last week, 1,698 students and 985 staff in schools across the state received positive COVID-19 test results the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4. That’s 38 more Texas students and 71 more staff testing positive during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4 than from during the week of Sept. 21-27., according to the Texas Department of State Health Services School COVID-19 Case Counts report. Cases in the Oct. 4 DSHS COVID-19 public schools...

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