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Grayson County reports three additional COVID-19 related deaths, 30 new cases
By Grayson County Health Department
Aug 11, 2020
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Grayson County, Texas -- The Grayson County Health Department (GCHD) is announcing three additional COVID-19 related deaths in Grayson County. Two of the three patients were male residents of Sherman in their late 80ís and mid-50ís. The third patient, a female resident of Denison, was in her early 90ís. All three patients had presented to a local hospital in Grayson County and subsequently succumbed to the illness. Out of honor and respect for the families, no further personal information will be released.

The Grayson County Health Department only reports COVID-19 deaths they have investigated and confirmed. Until the State of Texas provides full transparency to the Local Health Authority of all information received by the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dr. Bennettís authorized reports from the Grayson County Health Department may not match Texas DSHS website numbers of reported death in Grayson County.

The Grayson County Health Department (GCHD) has confirmed thirty additional positive cases of COVID-19 within Grayson County. The patients are in their teens, 20ís, 30ís, 40ís, 50ís, 60ís, 70ís, and 90ís. All of the confirmed cases are currently isolated at their place of residence. Six of the newly confirmed cases are from Denison, one is from Sadler, sixteen are from Sherman, two are from Van Alstyne, four are from Whitesboro, and one is from Whitewright. Thirteen of the newly confirmed cases had close contact with another confirmed case. Seventeen had no recent travel outside of Grayson County and no known contact with another confirmed case. This brings our total active case count to 71, of which fifteen are hospitalized and 56 are isolated at their place of residence. The GCHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness team are identifying and contacting individuals who may have had exposure to a confirmed case.

The Grayson County Health Department will continue, in partnership with our community providers, to monitor and investigate COVID-19 within Grayson County. Grayson County will continue, and will encourage individuals, to follow preventative measures as recommended by President Trump, Governor Abbott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 and have developed a fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath, within 14 days of your travel; call your healthcare provider. To prevent potential spread, please alert your provider before arriving to the providerís office or emergency department.

It is important to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and to follow the Grayson County Health Departmentís Isolation/Quarantine Orders. For facilities testing patients, when a positive result is received, they must promptly notify the Grayson County Health Department to ensure proper measures can be taken to limit the spread of the disease. The Grayson County Health Departmentís (GDHD) 24/7 number for doctors to report positive cases to on a 24/7 basis is 903-821-5027. By law all testing must be reported to (GCHD).