CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 5/13/2020

May 13, 2020

TUES PM JUDGE SIMS REPORT

May 12, 2020 – Today we have 8 new cases to report giving us a total of 197 cases in Harrison County. Thankfully, we have 5 more recoveries to report totaling 25 recoveries. Remove the recoveries and 11 fatalities and we have 161 active cases. Let’s all be diligent and keep working to make these numbers go down.

I also expect that the National Guard will be back on Saturday at the Marshall Convention Center for more testing. I’ll let you know more about that as we get a little closer.

Gregg County took a leap of 13 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, and another county jail inmate tested positive for COVID-19, bringing up to four the total number of detainees with the virus.

N.Y. Times Article:

“At home, I ride an elevator several times a day to walk my dog, and I always wonder if I’m breathing in the germs of the people who were there before me,” she told me. “The answer is yes, I could be. Elevators are closed spaces with limited air circulation, and particles from coughs and sneezes can linger in elevators and land on buttons.”
Experts say the risks of exposure are low if you’re alone in the elevator, partly because people don’t spend enough time there to leave behind large numbers of infectious droplets. But Tara still recommends wearing a mask at all times in an elevator — both for self-protection and to minimize the risk of infecting others if you are sick.
And if someone without a mask tries to get on an elevator you’re already on? Step off and wait for the next one. ****The following Webb sites demonstrate daily counts and just about anything else you might want to look up. TEXAS HHS DAILY CASE COUNTS
JOHNS HOPKINS CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
10 cities most, least likely to bounce back from pandemic, per Moody’s Analytics
Nurses say changing guidelines, unsafe conditions are pushing them to quit
 


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