From information gathered from the majority of the healthcare partners in Hopkins County for the past 73 days, the information 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. Their information is only reported 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:
893 potential cases that met testing requirements. (Testing requirements in place from TX-DSHS & CDC)
Number of cases pending results from Private Labs or TX-DSHS = 237
Confirmed Negative screened cases = 635
Confirmed Positive screened cases = 21 in Hopkins County per local healthcare providers or TX-DSHS.
Confirmed Recovered cases = 6 in Hopkins County per local healthcare providers or TX-DSHS.
Recovered Cases are released under the CDC guidelines and a local physician authority. All guidelines and information can be found at the websites listed at the bottom of this release.
There are no confirmed related deaths in Hopkins County due to COVID 19.
The Hopkins County Local Health Authority (LHA), under appointment by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, is working with the local cases in Hopkins County to ensure procedures are being followed 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.