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HOOD COUNTY COVID-19 INTERIM UPDATE / 11/19/2020 3PM

Hood County COVID-19 Interim Update – 11-19-2020, 3PM
 
 
This is an update based on numbers from reports received from our testing locations on positive cases in the community to DSHS for Hood County.
 
DSHS Reports a total of 1774 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Hood County residents. (351 new Cases so far for the month of November)
 
We are at 26 COVID positive deaths reported for Hood County residents. (3 new death this week)
 
We have tested a total of 18,644 citizens in Hood County.
 
Our TSA Regional Hospital Rate as of 11/12/2020 is 13.96%. 1.04% under the 15% threshold required by the state.
 
11 currently reported hospitalizations, all other active cases have been directed to self-isolate at home.
 
 
GISD updates available at the below link:
 
https://www.granburyisd.org/Page/21860?fbclid=IwAR1f_97UHkJQbwdowQiPDmqd3i9vfpPWX_NE8CYiJhw4EpDblwIIQgI45Zk
 
Tolar ISD updates available at the below link:
 
https://www.tolarisd.org/Page/7811
 
Lipan ISD updates available at the below link:
 
https://www.lipanindians.net/vnews/display.v/ART/5fa1e6ee40908
 
 
Hood County is currently at SUBSTANTIAL risk of COVID-19 transmission. 
 
Continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses as we enter flu season will continue to keep our community active at work and school. CDC community mitigation strategy guidelines are found below.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/community-mitigation.html
 
Prevention is Key!
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
 

  • Social distancing is best - if you need to get close to others, "mask up"
 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

 
  • COVER coughs and sneezes with a mask or a sleeve
  • Wash or sanitize hands and surfaces often
  • Get your "flu shot" to help prevent the spread of influenza-like illness
 
Review the Department of State Health Services "Open Texas," Hood County, and City of Granbury websites for the latest Executive Orders, reports and guidance on COVID-19:
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx
https://co.hood.tx.us/772/Infectious-Diseases
http://granbury.org/996/COVID-19-Coronavirus
 
Texas Medical Association
COVID-19 Holiday Risk Assessment
 

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