Rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to fall in GC

Staff Writer
Herald Democrat
Grayson County Health Department continues to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in the county.

The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grayson County remained low over the weekend. The Grayson County Health Department announced there were 49 active confirmed cases of the virus in the county Sunday evening.

Three newly positive cases were confirmed Sunday evening. Saturday five new cases were confirmed, and Friday evening eight new cases were confirmed.

The county's rate of positive tests for those tested was ranked at 8.13 percent on Sunday. The county's 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 8.33 and the state's rolling average was 10.42.

Cases announced Sunday brought the county’s total active case count to 49, of which three are hospitalized and 44 are isolated at their places of residence. Two were recovering at the Grayson County Jail.

A total of 566 people have tested positive for the virus in Grayson County since the pandemic began. Five people have died.

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, 6,963 tests have been reported to Grayson County. There were 51 tests pending on Mnoday morning.

Two hundred and twenty-three of the positive cases in Grayson County were reported in women and 343 in men. Statistics provided by the Grayson County Office of Emergency Management show that on Monday there was 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 123 cases. There have been 93 cases reported for people in their 50s, and 113 cases for people in their 20s. There were 19 cases reported of people in their 70s and 56 cases of people in their 60s. There are 32 cases reported of people under 19 and seven cases of people over 80.

The statistics show that Sherman has had the highest number cases with 367 reported confirmations. It should be noted that the Grayson County Jail is in Sherman. Denison is next with 108. There have been 19 cases reported in Van Alstyne, 12 in Howe, 11 each in Pottsboro and Whitesboro, nine each in Whitewright and Collinsville, six in Sadler, five in Bells, four in Tioga, three in Gunter, and one each in Gordonville and Tom Bean.

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.

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