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Daily COVID Report - July 29, 2020

Erath County Officials announced six new positive cases of COVID-19 in the daily report relased Wednesday night (July 29).

Recovered cases also increased by six meaning the number of active cases remained at 83 between July 28 and July 29.

Hospitalizations remained the same after rising by five on July 28. Nineteen Erath County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been hospitalized since March.

With more activities being held, residents are advised  to minimize exposure. According to county officials, this is especially important for people who are 65 years of age or older or who have underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People with these conditions are at higher if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. 

Residents can help stop the spread by: 

  • Wearing a face covering
  • Social distance – Stay six feet apart
  • Wash or Sanitize hands often
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 

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”. Residents may also be notified each time the report is updated by creating an account and then clicking on “How Do I...” and choose “Sign Up For” choose “Website Notifications”, enter either your email address or phone number then scroll down to “News Flash” and click which method.

“While you are there, check out all the other notifications you may receive such as when Commissioner Court will be meeting and County Jobs,” offered Driskill. “Our hope is that our New Webpage will keep Erath County Citizens more informed.” 

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