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Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Hopkins County Reported by Hopkins County Emergency Management

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A third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hopkins County has been announced by Hopkins County Emergency Management.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for the investigation and no other information is known at this time other than the existence of the positive case. The individual is self-isolating and receiving treatment.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tanner Crump encourages households to only send one member of the household to get supplies. 

SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson said, “If you don’t have to get out, stay at home.”

HCOEM announced this morning that 62 coronavirus tests have been sent off from Hopkins County. As of this morning, 44 were pending results.

They said in a statement on Friday, “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.

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