Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to multiply in Grayson County. As of Wednesday afternoon, the county had reported 60 cases of COVID-19.
It is important to note that there still is not wide spread testing in Grayson County and there are more than 100,000 people living in the county. Grayson County Office of Emergency Management statistics show that 1,174 people have been tested in the county and there are 45 tests pending.
Twenty five of those cases were reported in women and 35 in men. Statistics provided by the Grayson County Office of Emergency Management show that the most infected age group for those who have been tested is people in their 40s with 15 cases. There have been 11 cases confirmed in people in their 50s. There have been nine cases reported for people in their 30s, and eight cases for people in their 60s. There were six cases reported of people in their 70s and eight cases of people in their 20s. There two cases reported of people under 19 and one case of people over 80.
The statistics show that 44 people have dealt with the virus at home and 16 have been hospitalized. There are currently 31 people dealing with the virus at home and four in the hospital. Twenty-five people have been released from isolation. Sherman has had the highest number cases with 32 reported confirmations and Denison is next with 14. There have been two cases each in Bells, Tioga, Van Alstyne Howe, and three cases in Pottsboro. Gunter, Sadler and Whitesboro have each had one case confirmed.
The statistics show that 11 of those 58 cases were linked to travel outside of Grayson County. Four of the cases were linked to international travel and 33 were linked to another confirmed case. Twelve of the cases were classified as community spread.
State-wide, numbers from the from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services show there have been 35,390 cases confirmed and 973 people have died from the virus. There have been 455,162 people tested for the virus. In 2019, there were 29 million people in the state of Texas. There are 254 counties in the state of Texas and 217 of them have reported COVID-19 cases. In Fannin County, there had been 23 cases reported. Fannin County reported one death associated with the illness on Wednesday. Collin County has reported 839 cases, Cooke County has reported 11 cases.
A statment from the GCHD said they are identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. Any individuals identified as having close contact and having been exposed will be contacted directly by the GCHD.
The GCHD reminds people that if that they have traveled to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have had contact with someone who has СOVID-19 and have developed fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath within 14 days of that travel, they should call their healthcare provider. To prevent potential spread, they should alert their provider before arriving to the provider’s office or emergency department.
It is important to practice social distancing and follow the Grayson County Health Department’s Isolation or Quarantine Orders. For facilities testing patients, when a positive result is received, they must promptly notify the Grayson County Health Department to ensure proper measures can be taken to limit the spread of the disease. The Grayson County Health Departments (GDHD) 24/7 number for doctors to report positive cases to on a 24/7 basis is 903-821-5027. By law all testing must be reported to (GCHD).