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An 86-year-old woman has passed away after contracting Covid-19 amid the Paris Healthcare Center outbreak, the Paris-Lamar County Health District reported today. 

Her death is the seventh associated with the outbreak, and the ninth in Lamar County.

According to the health district's latest report, positive test results for a 58-year-old man and a 30-year-old man brings the county's Covid-19 case count since March to 116.

Recoveries remain at 31, according to health district director Gina Prestridge. 

Seven of the 116 cases are travel-related, while 109 are community spread.

The cases break down as follows:

  • 10-19: 2 males, 1 female
  • 20-29: 1 male, 8 females
  • 30-39: 7 males, 7 females
  • 40-49: 4 males, 13 females
  • 50-59: 6 males, 9 females
  • 60-69: 14 males, 17 females
  • 70-79: 5 males, 11 females
  • 80 plus: 6 males, 5 females

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at mary.madewell@theparisnews.com.

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