Eastland County COVID-19 Update, October 7, 2020

The total COVID positive count for Eastland County for October 7, 2020 is:

  1. Total positive cases since March 2020: 285
  2. Total active cases still in quarantine: 41
  3. Total deaths from COVID: 1

I do have reports of three individuals from our county that are in extremely critical condition in hospitals in Abilene and Fort Worth.

Also, we have had cases in the Eastland County nursing homes. Please be cautious if you do visit someone in the nursing homes. If you have come in contact with someone who has been positive for COVID or if a family member comes in close contact, follow the guidelines for close contacts

Dr. Robert DeLuca

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/contact-tracing.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

2 Responses to "Eastland County COVID-19 Update, October 7, 2020"

  1. Julie Elrod   October 8, 2020 at 8:51 PM

    Starting September 24th, Abbott allowed nursing homes to reopen to designated family members so they could once again have a visitor. However, according to this latest report, we now have COVID cases in nursing homes. This one is such a tough call. I can’t imagine not being able to have a visitor or going to see a loved one, but I also understand that with senior citizens being in the highest risk group for COVID, and due to its ability to spread so easily, it is extremely important that every caution is taken to not let it get into one of these facilities. A contaminated visit to a loved one could end up killing several others if this got out of hand.

  2. Quinolyn Arceneaux   October 8, 2020 at 6:55 PM

    Well I would like to know when they will start letting one or couple of people go into nursing are assisted living because a lot of them are dying from broken hearts not seeing their family there has to be a way to solve this problem. My aunt is in Three Oaks Assistant living and they won’t let us see them at all a couple of times through the door and phones there’s got to be a way to see them with mask, gloves ,and plexiglass I would think.

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