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COVID-19

Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris–Lamar County Health District reported Wednesday that during the last reporting period, there was one positive PCR test, 0 Antigen positives, and 0 positive Antibody test for COVID. There were no fatalities, but there were two active cases of the disease.

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Paris ISD Will Close Due To Staff And Student Absences

Due to the high number of staff and student absences, Paris ISD will be closed from Friday, Jan 14 through Tuesday, Jan 18. All campuses will resume at regular time on Wednesday, Jan 19. Paris ISD will provide food for the days that the school is closed. You can pick …

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Abbott Asks For Federal Covid Help

Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that Texas had requested resources for federally-supported testing locations and medical personnel and additional federal allocations of monoclonal antibodies. The request comes amid a significant spike in COVID cases in some of the state’s largest counties.

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Children’s COVID Cases On The Rise

Cook Children’s Medical Center is starting to be bombarded with COVID-19 patients again. In the latest report, 29 kids were in the hospital with COVID. At this time last week, that number was eight. Dr. Mary Suzanne Whitworth, the Medical Director of Infectious Diseases at Cook Children’s, says she broadly …

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COVID Pills Approved But Still Not Widely Available

The FDA authorizes the use of two COVID pills, which patients can take at home to avoid burdening hospitals. Baylor Infectious Disease expert Dr. Peter Hotez says this will be a big help. Just not right now. He says the early reports show that the Pfizer drug reduces hospitalizations by …

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Omicron Cases Rise In Texas

Omicron is blazing through Texas and will be for a while longer. Dr. Anass Bouchnita with UT-Austin’s COVID-19 modeling consortium says they predict it will peak in the U.S. between the middle and end of January. He says there are fewer cases right now compared to the rest of the …

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Monoclonal Antibody Exhausted In Texas Due To National Shortage

The only monoclonal antibody treatment effective against Omicron is on back-order in Texas. Regional infusion centers in five cities, including Fort Worth, have exhausted their supply of Sotrovimab and won’t receive more shipments until January. It’s the only effective treatment against the latest COVID strain as Omicron’s mutations make other …

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Titus County COVID

The Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows that as of Sunday there are 129 active Covid cases in TItus County.  The total number of deaths from the virus since testing began is now 99.  Since the pandemic began, there have been 3,867 confirmed and 1,760 probable Covid cases and 4,869 recoveries …

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