TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – There are 112 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Smith County as of Thursday afternoon, according to WEB Health CEO George Roberts.
He stated 47 of those cases have recuperated.
We’re also getting the first demographic breakdown concerning favorable cases. A chart presented at Thursday’s press conference shows the following race/ethnicity of 57 positive cases:
- White – 60%
- Black – 26%
- Asian – 9%
- Hispanic – 5%
Authorities say although Smith County is seeing a decrease in brand-new cases and a “flattening of the curve”, they do not desire people to alleviate up on the preventative measures in place.
Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran stated the objective is preserving life and restoring liberty, which there are three concepts authorities will use when deciding how to move forward in the coming weeks.
Those concepts are discipline and diligence, healthy options, and ensuring an accountable reboot.
Moran says everybody needs to continue practicing social distancing and good hygiene and other healthy practices, including staying home when you are ill and staying away from ill people.
” If we do refrain from doing that moving on, the development we have actually made will be of little repercussion,” Moran stated.
Moran stated he acknowledges the neighborhood wants to return to work, however it should happen properly. He stated there will be more info next week on how the county will progress.
County officials are waiting to speak with Gov. Abbott who is anticipated to make a statement Friday on plans to re-open the economy.
” Our hope is that he will allow each community to choose what’s finest for them,” Moran stated.
Abbott is likewise anticipated to attend to prepare for the public academic year.
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Officials with the City of Tyler, Smith County and the Northeast Texas Public Health District will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to provide an upgrade on the COVID-19 action.
We’re anticipating to hear updates on the variety of cases of COVID-19 in the county, demographic information regarding the cases and the status of testing.
There will likewise be discussions concerning the impact COVID-19 has had on churches, along with the Hispanic service neighborhood.
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