Smith County saw a rise of over 400 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, while Gregg County's count increased by almost 200 as of Thursday, according to a twice-weekly report.
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Smith County has 318 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases as of Monday, according to a twice-weekly report.
On the first day of school, Wednesday, August 18, staff and students at Whitehouse ISD will be welcomed back for the new school year.
As of Monday, six out of the seven counties covered in the Northeast Texas Public Health District have reached "substantial" levels of COVID-19 community spread, NET Health reports.
The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is suspending all in-person visitation with the county jail inmate population due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
East Texas health system leaders have made preparations and are advocating for people to use prevention methods as officials report a significant rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Community Healthcore has scheduled two free COVID-19 vaccine clinics — Monday in Marshall and Tuesday in Longview — with the Texas Mobile Vaccination Program.