Harrison County releases new COVID-19 numbers

Harrison County releases new COVID-19 numbers
The Emergency Management Team of Harrison County and the City of Marshall released the following numbers regarding COVID-19 on April 8. (Source: unsplash.com)

HARRISON COUNTY, Tx. (KSLA) - The Emergency Management Team of Harrison County and the City of Marshall released the following numbers regarding COVID-19 on April 8.

The following numbers are reported to the Marshall-Harrison County Health District as of 5 p.m. on April 7.

  • Positive: 11
  • Negative: 181
  • Pending: 48
  • Total: 240

In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and flatten the curve in the ArkLaTex, officials remind resident of these guidelines by the CDC:

  • Restrict physical contact and publicly used areas.
  • Maintain Social Distancing with a safe distance of six (6’) feet between individuals.
  • Every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 or more per Executive Order of Governor Abbott.
  • Residents should not visit nursing homes, retirement, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • In accordance with the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors. Residents may still utilize drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options through the Executive Order.
  • Regularly wash hands with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • If soap is not available, use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. All persons should remain in the home if one person in the home exhibits symptoms.
  • An essential errand should be conducted by only one adult from the household. All other family members should remain sheltered at home.
  • CDC recommends wearing a cloth face mask in public. The mask will fit snugly, be secured with ear loops, and be able to be laundered and machine dried often. A mask should not be placed on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or unable to remove the mask without assistance. A mask with multiple layers of fabric should allow for breathing without restriction. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators as those critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.

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