The number of Grayson County residents with COVID-19 jumped by 18 Thursday evening bringing the number of active cases in the county to 132.


The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 jumped by four bringing the number to 30. There are currently 102 people who are isolated at their place of residence.


The county positivity rate increased to 11.06 percent . The seven day rolling average for the county is 10.9 percent while the states seven-day rolling average 8.98 percent.


The released by the Grayson County Office of Emergency Management lists one person housed at the Grayson County Jail who has tested positive for virus. There are currently 19 people at long-term care facilities who have the virus.


Since the pandemic began, 1,550 people have had test confirmed cases. Almost 1,400 people have recovered and there are 61 tests pending. Twenty-four people have died from COVID-19 related illness.


More than 14,000 COVID-19 tests have been given.


The number of nursing homes currently impacted by the virus also fell. Homestead of Sherman is no longer listed as having active cases. The five that remain on the list of those impacted are Focused Care of Sherman, Crawford Street Place in Denison, Texoma Healthcare in Sherman, Brookdale Willows in Sherman, and The Terrace in Denison. Facilities with newly confirmed test positive cases include Preston Place in Sherman and Whitesboro Health and Rehab. There are 49 people who are being quarantined after close contact to an infected person.


The number of students in the county with the virus increased to nine in the latest report. Ten school districts in the county have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in employees or students. In addition to the nine with the virus, 57 more are being quarantined.


In the report , "in person" is defined as a student who participates in classes on-campus or in-person extracurricular practices or events, and "virtual students" are defined as students who participate in school online and have no in-person contact on their campus.


Those schools with "in person" students or employees with the virus include: Bells Elementary, Collinsville High, Denison High School and Scott Middle School, Pottsboro Elementary, Pottsboro Middle School and Pottsboro High School, S&S High School,Sherman High School and Piner Middle School in Sherman, Van Alstyne High School, Whitesboro High School, Whitewright Elementary, and Whitewright High School.


Newly announced schools with students of this type include B. McDaniel Intermediate School in Denison and Tom Bean Middle School.


Sory Elementary in Sherman and Sherman High School have "virtual students" or those who do not come to campus, who have been diagnosed either with the virus or who are quarantined due to the virus.


The county has also released statistics showing the cities where the people who have tested positive recently live. The following cities in the county currently have active cases: Bells, 3; Collinsville, 2; Denison, 30; Gordonville, 2; Gunter, 2; Howe, 5; Pottsboro, 6; Sherman, 67; Tom Bean, 1; Van Alstyne 8; Whitesboro, 2 and Whitewright, 4.


A statement 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 OVID-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.


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