On Saturday, Lamar County received notification of an additional five COVID-19 cases. They are an 18-year-old female, a 22-year-old female, a 23-year-old female, a 34-year-old female, and a 56-year-old female.
The ten from Friday’s report consist of the following. A 4 ½-year-old male, a 19-year-old male, a 27-year-old female, a 31-year-old female, a 34-year-old female, a 37-year-old male, a 44-year-old female, a 46-year-old female, a 47-year-old male, a 57-year-old male.
Lamar County has 470 confirmed COVID-19 cases with seven travel-related and 463 community spread. As of Saturday, 295 positives have recovered, and there are 160 active COVID-19 cases with 15 COVID-19 related deaths for Lamar County.
The Paris-Lamar County Health District urges all Lamar County residents to adhere to the CDC and State of Texas guidelines to help stop this highly contagious virus.
Individuals may not be in a group larger than ten individuals, including those within the individual’s household. Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others, not in the individual’s home.
Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining six feet of separation from individuals. When keeping six feet of separation is not feasible, you should utilize other methods to slow the spread of COVID-19. Such as wearing masks or face coverings, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other everyday objects.