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COVID-19 UPDATE: Officials report seven new coronavirus cases in Fannin County.

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Officials on Friday reported seven new coronavirus cases in Fannin County.

According to the Fannin County Health Authority, three cases were reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), two by a Bonham long-term care faculty administrator, one by the patient’s private healthcare provider, and one by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office.

Fannin County now has a total of 45 test-proven COVID-19 cases and two deaths.

This week, Sheriff Mark Johnson and Warden Stacy King of the Fannin County Detention Center (Fannin County Jail) reported that another inmate has tested positive for the SARS-2 virus.

“He is a 20-year-old male who is in good condition and has been sequestered appropriately,” said officials. “The total number of positive tests in inmates at that site is now six. All previously infected individuals are doing well. There have also been two guards at the facility who tested positive but were reported by other entities. Both have been sent home to quarantine and are doing well.”

Two positive tests were reported by the administrator of a Bonham area nursing home on Wednesday, May 26. The administrator reported that an asymptomatic 90-year-old resident was tested on May 19 as a part of the State’s mandatory testing in all Texas nursing home facilities.

“The 90-year-old man remains asymptomatic (a week later) despite the positive test results. As a precaution, he was moved to another extended care facility in Leonard, Texas that specializes in caring for COVID-19 nursing home patients.”

Additionally, a female employee in her 40’s was tested in the same Bonham facility at the same time and was positive. She lives near the Lake Bonham area.

“The samples collected were a result of the mandatory statewide testing of all nursing home employees and residents. Of all tests collected, only these two were positive. Both individuals were reported to have been totally asymptomatic despite the positive tests taken last week. The female employee is at home in quarantine at present as a precaution.”

The remaining four cases reported this week include the first COVID-19 case proven in a Leonard-City resident which was in a 59-year-old male.

“Oddly, DSHS had already declared him as recovered at the same time that he was reported to the Fannin County Health Authority. There are also new infections reported by DSHS at two separate Bonham addresses. These include a 24-year-old male and a 53-year-old female both residing in the city. The medical conditions of these three people reported by DSHS are not known. One other case, a 54-year-old female, was reported by the patient’s private healthcare provider. She lives in Fannin County but has a Wolfe City (Hunt County) mailing address.”

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