48th COVID-19 related death announced

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

Tuesday, Grayson County another COVID-19 related death in the county. That brings the total number of Grayson County residents who have suffered such deaths since the pandemic began to 48.

In addition, the county announced 26 new cases of COVID-19 in the county. That brings the total active case total to 84.

There were 57 pending tests Tuesday evening.

So far, at least 2009 people have had test-confirmed cases of the virus in Grayson County and more than 19,216 people have been tested.

The county’s report also indicates which cities had active cases reported to the county on Tuesday.

As has been the case for most of the pandemic so far, a majority of the cases are in Sherman with 47 cases on Tuesday. Denison had 16. Van Alstyne had eight cases, Gunter had four and Collinsville had three.Pottsboro had two. Sadler and Bells had one each.

So far in Grayson County, more men have contracted the virus than women with at least 1059 men having contracted the illness and 950 women.The county’s data shows that the most cases have been reported in people in their 40s with 372 cases. There have been 331 cases reported in people in their 20s and 337 cases reported in people in their 30s. There have been 289 cases reported in people in their 50s and 149 cases reported in people in their 70s. There have been 226 cases reported in people in their 60s and 214 cases reported of people up to 19 years old. There have been only 102 cases reported in people 80 years old or older in Grayson County.

None of the numbers released from the county daily include the free COVID-19 testing taking place in the parking lot of the Grayson County Health Department, 515 N. Walnut, in Sherman daily Monday through Saturday. Those who want to be tested do not need a doctor’s order or be experiencing symptoms. The tests are free to the patient though individuals will be asked to show proof of insurance or other medical payment identification such as Medicare or Medicaid.

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