COVID-19 July 2, 2020 Update: 15 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases This Week, 26 Active Cases
Jul02

COVID-19 July 2, 2020 Update: 15 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases This Week, 26 Active Cases

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, reported they’d been notified of 7 more new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours. That’s following a report of 8 new cases earlier this week. The county said they received 6 reports yesterday and 1 additional report today, for a total of 15 new Hopkins County COVID-19 cases this week. That brings the totals at this time to 67 cases...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 8 New Positive Cases Reported June 30
Jun30

Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 8 New Positive Cases Reported June 30

Newsom: CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Still Has Room In COVID-19 Unit The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, reported they’d received notification of 8 new positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County. That makes a total of 59 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in MidMarch, including 41 Hopkins County residents who have recovered. That leaves 18 active cases of...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Report June 26: One New Positive Case, 11 Additional Recoveries
Jun26

Hopkins County COVID-19 Report June 26: One New Positive Case, 11 Additional Recoveries

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team on Friday evening, June 26 reported 1 new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County and several new recoveries. This makes a total of 52 positive cases since the pandemic began in MidMarch, and a total of 41 patients confirmed to have recovered from coronavirus. That leaves 11 active cases. Judge Robert Newsom reported the Governor’s order issued today placed responsibility...

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Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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State Corrects Prior Report, Confirms No Hopkins County COVID-19 Deaths
Jun25

State Corrects Prior Report, Confirms No Hopkins County COVID-19 Deaths

Despite earlier reports from the state, state and local officials confirm there have been no Hopkins County COVID-19 deaths. Both deaths had been removed from their reporting system by 4 p.m. today. Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 5 p.m. reported one new case and 10 additional recoveries. However, at that point, HCEMT was still waiting for official confirmation that the two state reported COVID-19 deaths were incorrect. A...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 889 Negative, 50 Positive, 99 Pending
Jun24

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 889 Negative, 50 Positive, 99 Pending

The single day record for new COVID-19 cases in Texas continues rose for the second day in a row to 5,489 and the single day total for people in Texas hospitals rose for the 13th day in a row for a new high of 4,389 cases on June 24, according to state data. Hopkins County, however, has had no reports of new COVID-19 cases since Monday, June 22, leaving the total for the 101 days the county has been tracking the data at 50 confirmed...

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State Reports SECOND COVID-19 Death for Hopkins County
Jun21

State Reports SECOND COVID-19 Death for Hopkins County

On June 21st the Texas Department of State Health Services has reported that another person has died in Hopkins County due to complications of COVID-19. This is the second death reported from the state health authority. No more information is known about either one of the cases or patients at this time. On June 20th, the first death from COVID-19 was reported by the state, and confirmed by county officials but the Local Health...

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State Reports First COVID-19 Death for Hopkins County, Local Officials Challenge
Jun20

State Reports First COVID-19 Death for Hopkins County, Local Officials Challenge

On June 20th Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom confirmed that the State of Texas had reported that one person has died in Hopkins County due to complications of COVID-19. The Local Health Authority of Hopkins County is challenging the determination as the patient had underlying health conditions. No more information is known about the case or the patient at this time. Two more positive cases were announced during the teleconference....

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The Role Of The Local Health Authority During COVID-19 Pandemic
Jun19

The Role Of The Local Health Authority During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, local emergency management officials have referred to the local Local Health Authority in relation of positive patients. While many know that the LHA is involved during the COVID-19 pandemic, not everyone knows or understands the LHA’s role. The Local Health Authority is appointed by the county government to provide support services in the absence of a county health department. Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 971 Tests, 782 Negative, 131 Pending
Jun18

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 971 Tests, 782 Negative, 131 Pending

Three additional confirmed new COVID-19 cases and seven additional recoveries were reported in Hopkins County over the last week. Only 13 new screenings were conducted during that time, leaving 131 test results pending, according to the weekly Hopkins County COVID-19 testing update provided June 17 by Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith. The fewest number of new positive COVID-19 cases during a 7-day period...

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