As a part of a global effort to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints donated over 40,000 pounds of food to the East Texas Food Bank.
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The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will increase capacity limits for Glass Recreation Center on Monday, June 8. A maximum of 30 visitors at a time will be allowed in the facility.
Gregg County faced its seventh fatality from COVID-19 on Tuesday, while Harrison County recorded its 25 death and Titus County shot past the 500 mark for cases of the virus.
A total of 38 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Carthage Heathcare Center, County Judge LeeAnn Jones said Tuesday night.
Henderson County recorded its third COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.
Officials in Gregg and Harrison counties on Tuesday afternoon each reported one new coronavirus-related death.
Smith County coronavirus cases recoveries increased by 12, while two new cases were reported Tuesday for an active count of 31, according to the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
Smith County officials will host a live online meeting on June 18 in which they will discuss how mental health issues are being addressed in the jail.