The Paris-Lamar County Health District on Monday reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 41 new cases.
The deaths, in a 41-year old female and 78-year old male, bring the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Lamar County to 55 since the beginning of the pandemic.
To date, there have been a total of 2,597 positive coronavirus cases in Lamar County.
In a press release on Nov. 18, the Paris-Lamar County Health District said they are no longer maintain current monitoring due to the department “no longer having the capability, staff, or resources to maintain current monitoring and reporting activities.”
Executive Director Gina Prestridge said the department will be working with the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide a new form of county COVID updates.
“If you have tested positive, you and all your household members must stay home a minimum of 10 days from the test date and make sure you are 24 hours fully symptom-free before leaving your home. If you are exposed to a confirmed positive, it is imperative that you quarantine for 14 days,” said Prestridge.
She continued, “This is a critical time for our community! I can’t stress the importance of implementing personal safety measures. This virus is no joke! Wear your MASK people, wear your MASK.”
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