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The Paris-Lamar County Health District is reporting 16 new Covid-19 cases between Sunday and today, bringing the total number of cases since testing began in March to 283. 

The cases involve nine females ages 13, 23, 25, 29, 50, 51, 57, 73 and one of unknown age; and seven men ages 21 (two men), 22, 23, 42, 66, and 68.

The death toll remains at 13, according to health district director Gina Prestridge. 

Of the total cases, 173 are considered recovered with 97 people still quarantined. 276 of the cases are community spread. 

The breakdown of case by age and sex includes:

  • 0-9: 2 males
  • 10-19: 4 males, 8 female
  • 20-29: 24 males, 36 females
  • 30-39: 23 males, 30 females
  • 40-49: 11 males, 23 females
  • 50-59: 22 males, 23 females
  • 60-69: 19 males, 24 females
  • 70-79: 8 males, 14 females
  • 80+: 6 males, 5 females

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

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Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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