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Hopkins County Hospital District COVID-19 Update 06.17.

Hopkins County Hospital District / HCEMS                                             Sulphur Springs TX 75482

Brent Smith, COO / EMS Director                                                               DATE: 06/17/2020

903-438-4372                                                                                     TIME: 10:30


Updated Hopkins County Estimated Number of COVID-19 Screenings


Information gathered from the majority of the healthcare partners in Hopkins County for the past 94 days is as follows:

** Some private businesses and health facilities have used private organizations to screen their workers. Those numbers are not represented in this press release as they are not required to report the information to the Hospital District. They report their data only to TX-DSHS.

Estimated number of screenings of COVID-19 sent off for definitive testing to either a Private Lab or Texas Department of State Health Services (TX-DSHS) are:

Cases that met testing requirements 971
Pending Lab Results 131
Confirmed Negative Cases 782
Confirmed Positive Cases 43
Confirmed Recovered* 15

*Recovered Cases are released under the CDC guidelines and a local physician authority. All guidance and information are at the websites listed at the bottom of this release.

No confirmed related deaths in Hopkins County are due to COVID-19.

The Hopkins County Local Health Authority (LHA), under appointment by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, works with the local cases in Hopkins County to ensure the following of all procedures with the related cases.

If you have any questions about screening or guidance, please contact your local physician or 903-606-DOCS (3627). If you feel short of breath or have trouble breathing, please call 911.

Please continue to practice social distancing and proper handwashing to help slow the spread and process of this virus. Hopkins County Hospital District recommends to please stay informed by following CDC and DSHS websites and your local emergency management guidance.

https://www.cdc.gov/                                                                                   https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/