Erath County officials reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the report from Thursday night (Jan. 7). Fourteen of these new positive cases were from within the city limits of Stephenville and eight were rural residents of the county.
Total deaths since March were reported at 32 by the Department of State Health Services.
Total COVID-19 cases increased by 90 (2,541 to 2,631) from Monday night’s report to Thursday night's, while active cases decreased from 340 to 324.
Recovered cases were reported at 2,275 on Thursday, up from 2,171 on Monday night.
Current hospitalizations were reported at nine..
Erath County and other counties in Trauma Service Area E (the largest TSA in the state also including the counties of Tarrant, Denton, Harris and more) remain under the stricter guidelines, due to the hospitalization remaining above 15%.
According to the Governor’s Executive Order 32 (GA-32), tighter restrictions are required in any TSA that is over 15% for seven days.
These restrictions include:
- 50% maximum occupancy in restaurants, stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums and libraries
- discontinuing elective surgeries
- closing bars and similar establishments
Hospitalization in TSA E stood at 25.33% on Wednesday night and has not been below 15% since Dec. 6.
Daily updates for Erath on the County Website home page (co.erath.tx.us). Scroll down and click on the “Daily COVID-19 Report.”