Hopkins County Office of Emergency Management has announced the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hopkins County.
Both reported cases of COVID-19 are believed to be community spread and are not travel related. No other details have been released.
HCOEM announced on Friday that 53 coronavirus tests have been sent off from Hopkins County. They said in a statement, “Hopkins County is only being told when there is a positive case. Hopkins County does not have a county health department and the Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for investigating each individual case in counties our size.
We are doing everything in our power to obtain information and protect the citizens of our county. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines for cleanliness and distancing.”
Emergency Management officials encourage residents to practice social distancing, eliminate non-essential travel, and to follow CDC’s recommendations regarding handwashing and other hygiene practices.