CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 4/24/2020

April 24, 2020

Frist, for a bit of FUN, enjoy this U Tube video sent in by Gerald Watson, formerly of Marshall:

National Guard to deploy to Harrison County Saturday for mobile COVID-19 testing

To be eligible for testing, citizens must have one or more symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include:

Fever and/or chills

Cough (dry or productive)

Fatigue body aches/muscle or joint pain

Shortness of breath

Sore Throat

Headaches nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Nasal congestion

Loss of taste and/or smell

MESSAGE YESTERDAY FOR JUDGE SIMS:

April 23, 2020 – Lots of information today. 3 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new fatality reported today bringing the Harrison County total to 63 total cases and 7 deaths.

Recoveries: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported to us today that we have 6 recovered cases in Harrison County.

Willoughby Juvenile Center: We did have a staff member test positive at the juvenile center. This staff person had followed the hygiene guidelines and after testing all youth and staff at the center, we’ve had no other positive case. There are just a few more results from the facility that we are waiting on but so far we’ve been pleased with the testing and the proactive efforts by our staff member.

Harrison County Jail – We were notified today that one inmate has tested positive for the virus. The Sheriff’s Office is working on getting testing done for inmates and staff as well as taking all necessary precautions to prevent further spread.
Case Summary: 63 total cases less the 7 deaths and 6 recoveries leaves us with 50 active cases.

I spoke with a doctor today about the protection offered by a face mask. If an infected person wears the mask, your risk of catching the virus goes down to 5%. If both of you wear a mask, that risk goes down even farther to 1.5%.

Please wear a mask in public, practice social distancing, wash your hands and if you don’t have to be out… stay home.

It appears that in the counties to the west of Harrison County that fewer new cases are being seen since April 20. Someday, extensive testing data will be of benefit as well, including testing of folks without any symptoms or known contacts.

MORE THAN 50 NEW COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN CADDO PARISH

HAS THE CURVE FLATTENED? (World wide)

LOOK UP INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESS NEAR YOU:

(Harrison County has cooled off!)

WHY A MAYO CLINIC EXPERT HAS CONCERNS ABOUT SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19

(I added this article so that folks don’t think that just the doctors on TV are worried about C-19 and influenza overlapping in the fall).Attachments areaPreview YouTube video Covid Rules Cleared UpCovid Rules Cleared Up


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