Hood County COVID-19 Interim Update - 12/21/20 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 3466 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Hood County residents. (1109 new Cases so far for the month of December)
We are at 39 COVID positive deaths reported for Hood County residents. (3 new deaths since the last update)
We have tested a total of 31,524 citizens in Hood County.
Our TSA Regional Hospital Rate as of 12/21/2020 is 19.71%. 4.71% over the 15% threshold required by the state.
15 currently reported hospitalizations, all other active cases have been directed to self-isolate at home.
GISD updates available at the below link:
Tolar ISD updates available at the below link:
Lipan ISD updates available at the below link:
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.
Prevention is Key!

  • Social distancing is best - if you need to get close to others, "mask up"

  • 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:
The following counties are part of Trauma Service Areas where, for the last seven days, 15% or more of total hospital capacity has been COVID‑19 patients.
Texas Counties Where Bars Can Reopen (GA-32 Opt-In Status)
Texas Medical Association
COVID-19 Holiday Risk Assessment