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DSHS Announces 126th Hopkins County COVID Death
Sep06

DSHS Announces 126th Hopkins County COVID Death

186 New Cases, 118 Recoveries, 292 Active Cases Of Coronavirus Reported So Far In September Texas Department of State Health Services had announced the 126th Hopkins County COVID death Monday. A total of 186 new cases, 118 additional recoveries and one coronavirus death have been reported for Hopkins County during the first 6 days of September 2021, leaving 392 Hopkins County residents who still actively had the virus at noon on Labor...

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HHS Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sep06

HHS Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

AUSTIN – During the month of September, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is working to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and increase awareness about suicide prevention. HHSC encourages Texans to learn about available resources and to become aware of the common warning signs of suicide. “We want every Texan who’s facing a crisis, or knows someone who is, to know that you are not alone and help is available,” said HHS...

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Construction Of New EMS Station Hits Snag, But Continues Making Progress
Sep05

Construction Of New EMS Station Hits Snag, But Continues Making Progress

Whitley: Medicaid Waiver, Pandemic Impact Hospital District Budget But Overall Tentative Audit A “Great Report” Construction of the new EMS station/hospital district headquarters on Airport Road is progressing but did hit a snag recently, EMS and hospital district officials reported this week during the regular meeting of Hopkins County Hospital District. An outside auditor also noted that while things are looking much...

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Walmart In Sulphur Springs Closing For Cleaning
Sep02

Walmart In Sulphur Springs Closing For Cleaning

The Walmart store Sulphur Springs will be temporarily closed beginning at 2 p.m. today Sept. 2, 2021, for additional cleaning, sanitizing, and stocking. The announcement was made on the Walmart Sulphur Springs Facebook page at 10:44 a.m. Sept. 2. The notice states the store is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Sept. 4, 2021. Walmart Pharmacy will continue to offer curbside service during normal pharmacy hours while the store is closed....

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Hopkins County’s Highest Monthly COVID Case Count Recorded In August 2021
Sep01

Hopkins County’s Highest Monthly COVID Case Count Recorded In August 2021

August 2021 has been the worst month yet, with the highest monthly COVID case count of 397 confirmed cases and 573 total cases reported for Hopkins County, and September is already off to a fast pace as well with 61 new COVID-19 cases reported by Texas Department of State Health Services on Sept. 1, 2021. Prior to August 2021, the most lab-confirmed cases recorded for Hopkins County during a single month this year was 247 in January....

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3 Local Schools Closed Until Sept. 7 Due to COVID, Illnesses
Aug31

3 Local Schools Closed Until Sept. 7 Due to COVID, Illnesses

At least 3 local school districts that serve Hopkins County students are closed for at least a week due to COVID-19 cases and related absences. North Hopkins ISD North Hopkins ISD officials were the first Hopkins County school to make the decision this week to close. District officials posted a notice at 5:31 p.m. Aug. 30 that the campus would be closed due to COVID-19. “Due to an increase in Covid related absences and infection...

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COVID Data: 95 Percent Of COVID Patients  Hospitalized Locally Are Unvaccinated
Aug30

COVID Data: 95 Percent Of COVID Patients Hospitalized Locally Are Unvaccinated

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News 9.5 Percent Of Patients Testing COVID Positive At CHRISTUS Locations Were Vaccinated By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, August 30, 2021 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus...

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Three Additional COVID Deaths, 62 New Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug30

Three Additional COVID Deaths, 62 New Cases Reported For Hopkins County

Three additional COVID deaths, 62 new cases and 74 recoveries were reported for Hopkins County over the weekend, which means 1.32 percent of the overall population in Hopkins County had the virus this month, with 2.24 percent of the cases resulting in death due to the virus so far in August, according to Texas Department of State Health Services reports. Two new COVID fatalities were announced on Friday and one Saturday, for a total...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Acquires Medical Mobile Unit
Aug26

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Acquires Medical Mobile Unit

Sulphur Springs, Texas, August 26, 2021 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has taken the opportunity to acquire a Medical Mobile Unit (MMU) from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) that was not being utilized. We have a number of preparedness plans in place, and the inclusion of the MMU has always been a part of those plans. When increased patient volume or staffing warrant its use, the MMU may employed as a...

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2 Additional COVID Deaths, 99 New Cases, 33 Recoveries Reported For Hopkins County
Aug25

2 Additional COVID Deaths, 99 New Cases, 33 Recoveries Reported For Hopkins County

Although all three COVID-19 vaccines – including the Pfizer product officially approved as a vaccine by the FDA this week – are available at no charge at multiple locations in Sulphur Springs for individuals age 12 and older, COVID-19 continues to spread among Hopkins County residents, resulting in two additional COVID deaths, Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 24. COVID-19 Case Count Data compiled...

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