Navarro County reported another related death and nine new cases of COVID-19 Friday, Oct. 23. To date, the county reports 1,417 confirmed cases (1,919 total cases), 1,796 have recovered and 83 are currently considered active.

Currently four patients are hospitalized and there are 502 probable cases. To date, 40 related deaths have been reported.

COVID-19 testing returns to Navarro County from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Cook Education Center at Navarro College in Corsicana. Testing is free of charge. You can register at www.gogettested.com/ or onsite.

PCR and antigen tests are totaled daily in active and recovered case counts.

Included in Friday's report were the following statistics:

The new positives are as follows:

• 33 y/old H/F – Corsicana

• 16 y/old H/M – Corsicana

• 24 y/old H/M – Corsicana

• 89 y/old W/F – Corsicana

• 27 y/old H/M – Corsicana

• 16 y/old W/M – Frost

• 73 y/old H/F – Corsicana

• 51 y/old H/F – Corsicana

• 40 y/old H/F – Corsicana

The new probable cases are as follows:

• 47 y/old W/F – Corsicana

• 52 y/old PI/M – Corsicana

• 39 y/old H/M - Corsicana

Cases have been confirmed throughout the county, located in and around Corsicana, Angus, Barry, Blooming Grove, Chatfield, Dawson, Emhouse, Frost, Rice, Richland, Kerens, Purdon, Powell, Streetman, Eureka, Mildred, Retreat and Wortham.

For individuals tested positive for the virus outside of Navarro County, please contact the Corsicana-Navarro County Public Health Department at 903-874-6731 upon notification.

Health officials are continually monitoring conditions locally, regionally, statewide and at the national level.

City and county leaders continue to research additional steps to help stop the spread. Residents are urged to practice social distancing guidelines, especially in large retail stores. Also, if you have an employee who is sick, please ask them to stay home.

County stakeholders continue to meet daily to discuss current conditions, unmet needs, and operational procedures for every sector.

Gov. Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings:

https://gov.texas.gov/…/governor-abbott-establishes-statewi…

More information can be found online on the Navarro County COVID-19 page at https://navarrocountyoem.org/.

Governor Abbott Announces Phase 3 to Open Texas - June 3, 2020

https://gov.texas.gov/…/governor-abbott-announces-phase-iii…

For Statewide case numbers, visit:

https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus

For National case numbers, visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/

National COVID-19 Landing Page

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

Essential Employees and Sectors to remain working:

https://www.cisa.gov/

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