Hopkins County Emergency Management announced today that one Hopkins County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.
HCEM is not releasing details about the individual at this time. The person is being treated and is currently self-isolating.
HCEM didn’t share if the case is travel related or community spread.
Many counties have seen what’s called “community spread,” which refers to cases for which the original source of infection is unknown.
Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a statewide public health disaster as community spread of the new coronavirus has hit and the number of cases is expected to increase exponentially. He issued an executive order March 19th that closes bars, gyms, schools and restaurants. Takeout is still allowed.
The largest numbers of cases have mostly been centered in the Houston area, in North Texas and in San Antonio. But all five of the state’s most populous urban areas have cases.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.