Eastland County COVID-19 Update, October 18, 2020

The report up to October 18,2020 is as follows:

  1. Number of positive cases of COVID-19 since March: 320
  2. Number of active cases still in quarantine: 29
  3. Number of deaths from COVID: 2
  4. Number of COVID patients in Eastland Hospital: 0

There has been a recent rise that began two weeks ago of positive cases in Eastland County nursing homes. Some of these patients and staff have had mild symptoms. They were immediately quarantined, and the cases have decreased. There is ongoing testing in the nursing facilities. We thank all the nursing home staff for their great response. Be sure if you are visiting a patient in the nursing home that you’re follow appropriate protocols.

As cases continue to rise across the country, please be sure that you follow simple guidelines: keep the 6 foot distance, wear and face mask and sanitize your hands.

Dr. Robert DeLuca

Texas Health and Human Service website:
https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19
CDC website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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