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Lamar County's Covid-19 case count since testing began in March had increased to 128 after the Paris-Lamar County Health District was notified of two more cases today.

The new cases involve a 30-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man, health district director Gina Prestridge said.

Seven of the cases are travel related while 121 are community spread, according to the health district. There are nine deaths in the county related to the virus, with seven associated with the Paris Healthcare Center outbreak. Forty-three positive cases have recovered, according to the health district.

Lamar County cases include:

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