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Upshur County Jail Taking COVID Precautions

Because of recent cases of COVID-19, the Upshur County Jail has restricted which suspects it will book. Arrests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis when booking a suspect into the jail. Suspects in violent crimes will continue to be incarcerated. Inmate visitation has been suspended for 30 days.

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COVID Now Has More Variants

The COVID virus continues to mutate. You’ve heard of the Delta variant of COVID, and there is even Delta-Plus. The Lambda variant has now arrived. A patient at Houston’s Methodist Hospital has been confirmed to be infected with the Lambda variant, spreading across South America. Doctors and researchers remain focused ...

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Delta Variant Now Prominent Strain Of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to put more and more unvaccinated Texans in the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director says the Delta variant makes up 83% of all new cases in the U.S. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported Tuesday there were 3,319 hospitalizations for COVID-19 ...

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COVID Delta Variant Creating New Surge

The new COVID variant is coming in hard and fast. Delta is now the dominant COVID variant, and Fr. Bryan Aslip with UT-Health says not only is it more transmissible, but the kids who catch it get sicker. He says they have to put kids on ventilators, and when that ...

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Lamar County COVID-19 Update For July 13

The Paris Lamar County Health District reports two new cases of COVID-19 but no recent deaths. However, the Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows 20 active with the virus in Lamar County, with a total death count of 158.

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Oklahoma Doctor Warns Of COVID Surge

An Oklahoma physician warned Thursday that an increase in coronavirus cases in the state could be the beginning of another surge. The seven-day average of new COVID cases in Oklahoma has increased 90% since June 7 from 99 daily to 190 daily. The figures are based on Oklahoma State Department ...

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Paris Lamar County Health District Hosting Shot Clinic

  Paris – Lamar County Health District is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Clinic at the Dairy Queen in Powderly, TX, on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 from 9am to 3pm. We will be offering the Moderna Vaccine – (18 years and older), ...

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CDC Changes Mask Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and most indoor settings. The advice still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters. Still, it ...

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