Navarro County reported the COVID-19 related death of a 67 year-old Rice woman and eight new positive cases Thursday, Oct. 8.

To date, the county reports 1,350 confirmed cases (1,781 total cases), 1,639 have recovered and 106 are currently considered active.

Currently nine patients are hospitalized and there are 431 probable cases. To date, 36 related deaths have been reported.

Free COVID-19 testing will return to Corsicana from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cook Education Center at 3100 W. Collin St. in Corsicana.

Testing is free to all Navarro County residents and there are no requirements to be tested. Results are available in 48 to 96 hours. Positive results receive a medical consultation from a provider.

Register onsite or online at www.gogettested.com/.

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

Included in Thursday's report were the following statistics:

The new positives are as follows:

• 24 y/old H/F – Corsicana
• 25 y/old H/M – Corsicana
• 19 y/old H/M – Corsicana
• 61 y/old W/M – Blooming Grove
• 15 y/old B/M – Corsicana
• 14 y/old W/M – Barry
• 34 y/old W/M – Blooming Grove
• 42 y/old H/F – Rice

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 and Retreat.

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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