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An additional eight Covid-19 cases have been reported in Lamar County, including those of a 2-week-old female, 24-year-old female, 33-year-old female, 48-year-old female, 50-year-old male, 51-year-old female, 52-year-old female, and a 63-year-old male.

Of the 13 cases reported on Sunday, the age and gender breakdown includes a 24-year-old male, a 27-year-old female, 29-year-old male, a 31-year-old female, a 35-year-old female, a 35-year-old female, a 36-year-old male, a 36-year-old female, a 41-year-old male, a 57-year-old female, a 74-year-old male, a 79-year-old female and a 81-year-old female, according to the Paris-Lamar County Health District.

Lamar County has 418 confirmed Covid-19 cases since testing began in March, including seven travel-related cases and 411 community spread. As of today, 269 positives have recovered, according to Gina Prestridge, director of the health district. As of today, there are 135 active Covid-19 cases.

There have been 14 reported Covid-19 deaths in Lamar County.

The Paris-Lamar County Health District urges all Lamar County residents to adhere to the CDC and State of Texas guidelines to help stop the spread of this highly contagious virus:

Individuals may not be in a group larger than 10 individuals (including those within the individual’s household). Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet of separation from individuals. When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks or face coverings, washing or sanitizing hand frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.

The total age and gender breakdown includes:

  • 0-9: 2 males, 3 female
  • 10-19: 7 males, 13 female
  • 20-29: 36 males, 55 females
  • 30-39: 31 males, 47 females
  • 40-49:14 males, 38 females
  • 50-59: 34 males, 38 females
  • 60-69: 25 males, 28 females
  • 70-79: 10 males, 22 females
  • 80+: 7 males, 8 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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