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Active COVID cases stand at 106 after weekend

Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos and Local Public Health Authority, Dr. Jeffery Moore received confirmation of 8 positive COVID-19 results this past weekend. All residents live in the County, all are in isolation. These cases along with cases from City of Stephenville and City of Dublin bring the Erath County total to 137 positive cases. There are 106 active cases as of this report. 

The increase follows a trend in Central Texas and around the state. The latest numbers indicate most of the positive cases have come from the 20-29 age group. 

With more activities being held, please remember to minimize your exposure. 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. 

City and County Emergency Managers, Local Officials and the Local Health Authorities monitor the infections and overall situation constantly. "Our main concern is for the public health and safety of our residents," Erath officials said in the report. 

Please remember: according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there are things everyone can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

4. Stay home when you are sick.

5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.

6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

7. Wear a mask when possible.

For detailed information on the evolving COVID-19 situation please consult the Texas Dept. of State Health Services

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