Texas topped 1 million COVID-19 cases as some counties reimposed restrictions that had been loosened after this summer’s spike.
While the bars at Walker-Sayle prison keeps inmates in, it cannot keep out COVID-19 as positive cases have spiked in the recent weeks. According to the daily Stephens Memorial Hospital update, as of Nov. 11 there were 19 active cases. By the next day 49 offenders recovered. The progression started with two active cases on Friday, November 6. The numbers rose on Monday, November 9 with seven active cases. The following day numbers reached to 17.
The Breckenridge Independent School District confirmed a second student and the first staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Stephens County has moved to stage five of the community health plan in an effort to combat the COVID-19 virus within the community. The announcement came during a Friday, July 17 press conference and follows Gov. Greg Abbott’s recently released executive order, GA-29.
Stephens Memorial Hospital District will look into providing citizens with rapid result testing for the COVID-19 virus. The testing option was discussed during the Thursday, July 16 board of trustees meeting.