Erath County officials reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the report from Monday night (Sept. 14). Nine of these new positive cases were from within the city limits of Stephenville, six were residents of Dublin and three were rural residents of the county.
Total COVID-19 cases increased by 54 (616 to 670) in the week from the Sept. 7 update to Monday night’s report, while active cases dropped by 30 standing at 123 on Sept. 7 and 93 a week later.
Increases within the week were strongest in the 13-19 year-old group (89 to 102 cases), 20-29 year-old group (187 to 201) and the 40-64-year-old group (159 to 174).
Recovered cases were reported at 572 on Monday, up from 488 from the week before.
Reported deaths in patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March have remained at five. Two new hospitalizations were reported in the last week to increase the total since March to 23.
County officials remind residents that according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there are things everyone can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
■ Wear a face covering in public
■ Stay six feet apart
■ Wash or sanitize hands often
■ If sick, get tested and stay at home
■ Stay home when possible
For detailed information on the evolving COVID-19 situation please consult the Texas Dept. of State Health Services dshs.texas.gov/ coronavirus.
Daily updates can be found at: https://co.erath.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/1331/COVID-19-Erath-Co-Daily-... or on the County Website home page scroll down and click on the “Daily COVID-19 Report”.