Quick hit coronavirus updates
- Carthage shuts down library, large events at city facilities
- Marshall closes library, several city services through April 15
- Gilmer City Council cancels meetings; City Hall closes
- White Oak closes playgrounds, ball fields in response to virus threat
- UT Tyler moves to online-only classes for rest of semester
The spread of COVID-19 in Gregg County remains “moderate” but is the third-highest in Northeast Texas Public Health District’s seven-county jurisdiction.
The latest COVID-19 variant likely is the source of increased virus transmissions and an upward trend of cases in Gregg and surrounding counties.
A recent rise in COVID-19 cases on Monday pushed Gregg County back into a higher level of community spread for the virus.
Fewer than 10 new total cases of COVID-19 were reported in Gregg County residents during a long Easter weekend, according to public health officials.
New cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County remained in the single digits in the past four days, public health officials announced on Monday.
Active cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County on Thursday dropped by more than 50% since Monday, according to data released by public health officials.
New cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County have slowed to just a trickle as the level of community spread of the virus on Monday decreased to minimal.
Active cases of COVID-19 rose slightly Monday in Gregg County as public health officials released new data that show fewer new cases and a reduced rate of community spread of the virus.
Active cases of COVID-19 on Thursday dropped by more than 700 since Monday in Gregg County as new cases of the virus and its seven-day spread increased slightly.
Active and new cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County decreased on Monday as the county registered the highest level of community spread of the virus in a seven-county region.
The rate of new COVID-19 cases in Gregg County on Thursday continued to drop significantly as community spread levels neared minimal levels.
Community spread of COVID-19 in Gregg County decreased to its lowest level for the year on Monday with the release of new data from public health officials.
The rate of new cases of COVID-19 continued to slow Thursday in Gregg County with the release of data from public health officials.
Community transmission levels and active cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County have been on a steady decline in the last week as the county recovers from a single-month record of new cases.
Community transmission levels of COVID-19 in Gregg County has been on a steady decline in the past week as the county recovers from a single-month record of new cases.
Community transmission levels and newly reported cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County residents have declined in the past several days as the county recovers from a single-month record of new cases.
On the heels of reaching a pandemic high, new COVID-19 cases in Gregg County eased Monday with newly released data in spite of an increase in active cases in county residents.
The number of intensive care unit beds available statewide for adult patients is at an all-time pandemic low, with 259 staffed beds open as of Wednesday, according to Texas Department of State Health Services data.
Gregg County has hit a pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases in a single month.
Gregg County remains on track to reach a pandemic-high month of new cases of COVID-19 with health data released Monday that shows the county’s active cases were more than 18 times higher than a month ago.
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Transmission levels of COVID-19 remained near a pandemic high Thursday in Gregg County as public health data reflect new cases this month are more than twice those reported in the past three months combined.
Longview Regional Medical Center is continuing to seek volunteers as the impact of the COVID-19 continues.
Transmission levels of COVID-19 remained near a pandemic-high Monday in Gregg County as public health officials announced more new cases in county residents in the past four days than in all of December.
Kilgore College will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19.
Throughout the month of January, students and staff of Longview ISD can get a COVID-19 antigen test in the mornings at participating campuses in the district.
So far in January, there have been more new COVID-19 cases reported in 13 days in Gregg County than all the new cases reported in the three most recent months combined.
Kilgore ISD campuses will be closed Friday due to increasing student absences.
As the contagious omicron variant spreads through East Texas, local drugstores have been in short supply of at-home COVID rapid tests and testing clinics are often backed up for several days until an appointment can be made. With the high demand, it's become difficult for East Texans to get a fast answer on if they have the virus. Local emergency rooms have reported a “rapid influx” of patients who just want to know, "Do I have COVID or not?"
As COVID-19 cases in area counties continue to skyrocket, East Texas emergency rooms are seeing an influx of patients in need of treatment and COVID testing.
COVID-19 infections are spreading rapidly across East Texas as the region continues to see high transmission rates and an increase in total cases.
New cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County more than doubled in three days as the number of active cases in the county increased by more than 110%, according to Thursday data from the Northeast Public Health District.
Local health officials are looking for other ways to offer COVID-19 testing as the recent omicron variant has swamped Longview-area hospitals with residents who want to know if they have the virus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people of fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines and treatments as the pandemic continues.
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As the nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibodies for infusion centers to administer affects the nation, East Texas facilities are awaiting the arrival of those treatments.
Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly spreading in Gregg County, according to the latest public health data.
Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in Texas on Thursday began dispensing the authorized COVID antiviral medication, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, in Texas through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Therapeutics Program. Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are receiving limited supplies of the COVID-19 antiviral medication, which can only be obtained with a prescription from a healthcare provider.
New COVID-19 cases in Gregg County reported in December are over three times more than the cases the county saw in all of November, according to data released Thursday by the Northeast Public Health District.
COVID-19 community transmission levels are rising in East Texas as other areas of the country are seeing a surge.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced changes to isolation and quarantine guidelines for health care workers to prepare hospitals for an anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases related to the omicron variant.
The recommended amount of time for isolation as it relates to COVID-19 has been shortened, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday.
All counties in the Northeast Texas Public Health District’s seven-county jurisdiction have reached moderate spread levels of COVID-19, according to data released Thursday.
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An East Texas health official says a surge inspired by the omicron variant of COVID-19 is possible, and residents should assume the mutation already has made its way to the area.