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First Known Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant In Texas Identified In Harris County
Dec06

First Known Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant In Texas Identified In Harris County

DSHS News Release – 6:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 The first known Texas case of the COVID-19 B.1.1.529 variant has been identified in a resident of Harris County. The adult female resident was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Results of genetic sequencing this week showed that the infection was caused by the Omicron variant strain. The case is being investigated by Harris County Public Health and the Texas Department of State...

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Rep. Slaton Calls For Legislation To Nullify President’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Oct11

Rep. Slaton Calls For Legislation To Nullify President’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 released the following statementregarding Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-40, which prohibits any entity in the State from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, and adds the issue to the Special Session call. “Governor Abbott’s order is a much needed, but temporary, relief from the tyranny of vaccine mandates that are becoming more common among...

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115th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed, 203 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug12

115th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed, 203 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County

DSHS Resumes Filling Medical Staffing Requests It’s no secret that COVID-19 cases have continued to rising once again in Texas – including Hopkins County. The 7-day state average of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 10,332, contributing to the 10,463 in Texas hospitals on Aug. 10. That is nearly 3,000 new confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations reported in the last week, according to Texas Department of State Health...

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COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Renewed By Governor
Jun08

COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Renewed By Governor

21 More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And 12 More Probable Cases Reported For Hopkins County In May Than In April; 12 confirmed cases, 3 Probable Cases Recorded For County During First Week of June The state’s disaster declaration has been renewed by Governor Greg Abbott. The proclamation issued Friday afternoon simply renewed the declaration that the Governor first issued on March 13, 2020, that the “novel coronavirus...

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CHRISTUS Facilities Offer COVID-19 Vaccine, Dermatology and Primary Care
May25

CHRISTUS Facilities Offer COVID-19 Vaccine, Dermatology and Primary Care

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News, May 25, 2021 By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Winnsboro and Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs, Texas – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. COVID Vaccine Clinic CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs will host a COVID Vaccine Clinic at the...

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Providers To Pause Distribution Of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine; Moderna, Pfizer Vaccine To Be Administered As Scheduled
Apr13

Providers To Pause Distribution Of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine; Moderna, Pfizer Vaccine To Be Administered As Scheduled

CHRISTUS Health: Anyone Receiving J&J Vaccine In Last 2 Weeks Should Monitor For Symptoms, Contact PCP Immediately If Detected The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a statement asking all COVID-19 vaccine providers in Texas to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following Tuesday’s recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and...

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2.5 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Headed To Texas, 200 Allocated To Hopkins County
Apr02

2.5 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Headed To Texas, 200 Allocated To Hopkins County

More than 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to providers across Texas next week. The Texas Department of State Health Services is allocating 1,094,920 first doses to 2,011 providers in 200 counties, including 200 doses destined for Sulphur Springs pharmacies. Brookshire’s and Walgreens Pharmacies each are slated to receive 100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson 1-dose COVID-19 vaccine during the week of April...

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2,970 First-Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Allocated To Hopkins County Providers This Coming Week
Mar27

2,970 First-Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Allocated To Hopkins County Providers This Coming Week

The state is ramping up COVID-19 vaccine distributions next week as eligibility to receive the vaccination expands to everyone age 16 or older. A total of 2,970 of the more than 1 million first-doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped out to providers across the state have been allocated to two Hopkins County providers in Week 16 of vaccine allocations (March 29). Christus Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has been...

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March 13 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 8 New Cases, 7 Recoveries, 148 Active Cases
Mar13

March 13 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 8 New Cases, 7 Recoveries, 148 Active Cases

COVID-19 numbers in Hopkins County are coming down overall as the number of residents receiving COVID-19 vaccinations increases, with more recoveries this month than new cases so far. Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 fatalities continues to rise in Hopkins County too, according to Texas Department of State Health Services’ March 13 COVID-19 dashboards and reports. Case Counts The new confirmed cases reported so far this...

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State Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility To Include Anyone 50 Or Older
Mar10

State Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility To Include Anyone 50 Or Older

Beginning March 15, anyone age 50 or older in Texas will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday afternoon. Phase 1C of Texas COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan will begin on Monday, March 15, 2021 (DSHS graphic) More than 93 percent of coronavirus deaths in Texas have been in people age 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of all fatalities....

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