Jackson County Public Health reports 63 new cases of the Coronavirus

Two more people have died of COVID-19 in Marshall County.

The Texas Department of State Health Services released updated COVID-19 information for Nov 20. All counts, except for hospitalized cases, are compiled from the TDSHS website. The total number of cases in Marshall County since March is 2,798. There have been 18,167 negative test results for COVID-19 in the county.

The exponentially larger number of new cases and fatalities comes just a few weeks after numbers were starting trend in a positive direction statewide in September and October, but health officials say sporting events, parties and school events have contributed to the rise in cases and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in November.

Today, an increase of 182 hospitalizations throughout the state was reported at 8,164 of which 2,276 cases were reported hospitalized in North Texas, 41 more than yesterday. According to the report, this update is now managed by Collin County Health Care Services, not the State of Texas. "This advisory is the strongest recommendation we can issue at this time to help prevent further spread of COVID-19".

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