County reports 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Staff Writer
Herald Democrat
Members of the Grayson County Health Department team continue to work to trace those who are confirmed to have COVID-19 in the county.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 80 active cases of COVID-19 known to authorities at the Grayson County Health Department.

Information provided by the County on Monday said that 54 of those cases were at home while another twenty were in the Grayson County Jail and six were in the hospital.

Those cases brought the number of people to have been infected in the county with the virus to 440. Three hundred and fifty-six people have been released from isolation since the pandemic started. Four people in the county have died from the virus.

It is important to note that there still is not wide spread testing in Grayson County. Grayson County’s population is over 100,000 people. So far, 5,449 tests have been reported to Grayson County.

One hundred and seventy-nine of the positive cases in Grayson County were reported in women and 261 in men. Statistics provided by the Grayson County Office of Emergency Management show that there was, on Sunday, a tie for the most infected age group for those who have been tested between people in their 30s and people in their 40s, with each group having 95 positive cases. There have been 78 cases reported for people in their 50s, and 76 cases for people in their 20s. There were 18 cases reported of people in their 70s and 50 cases of people in their 60s. There are 23 cases reported of people under 19 and five cases of people over 80.

Sherman has had the highest number cases with 298 reported confirmations and Denison is next with 77. There have been 12 cases reported in Van Alstyne, ten in Howe, eight each in Pottsboro and Collinsville, five each in Sadler and Bells, six each in Whitesboro and Whitewright, and two each in Gunter, and Tioga. Gordonville has one reported case.

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 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).