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COVID-19

United Way Postpones Annual Meeting To October 1st

UNITED WAY POSTPONES ANNUAL MEETING TO OCTOBER 1ST   UWLC Executive Director Jenny Wilson explained, “Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our stakeholders, we decided that we needed to prioritize public health.  I want to thank everyone who has reserved tables/tickets for the meeting, and I pray that by October …

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Titus County Covid Update

The Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Dashboard shows 129 active cases of COVID 19 in Titus County. There have been 84 fatalities from the virus and an estimated 4,164 recoveries.

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Abbott Reiterates Anti-Covid Mandate Stance

Gov. Greg Abbott spoke Wednesday to the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association’s National Convention in Dallas and said lockdowns are wrong during a pandemic and there will not be any government-imposed shutdowns or mask mandates in Texas. Abbott promised the attendees their businesses would not be closed down during an emergency …

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Covid Hospitalizations Rising at Alarming Rate in North Texas

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to increase at an alarming level in North Texas. COVID-19 patients are now using 12.8% of hospital capacity and account for 31% of ICU patients. The CDC reports that all counties in North Texas are now considered “high transmission” areas, meaning COVID cases have surpassed 100 new …

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Lamar County Covid Update – Surge Continues

Lamar County COVID-19 Report for 8/2/2021 thru 8/3/2021. No additional deaths 58 new cases Total cases: 6530 Total PCR: 2816 Total antigen: 3413 Total antibody: 301 116 total deaths The State of Texas is now reporting 163 active cases in Lamar County.

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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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