Fannin County confirms 9 new COVID-19 cases, more cases at county jail

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - Fannin County confirmed nine new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, including three new cases at the county jail.

Fannin County Jail Warden Stacy King says the three new cases are in good condition and in isolation. He says the first two COVID-19 patients have been medically cleared from quarantine. There have been five cases reported at the jail.

Of the other six new cases, one is from Trenton, two are from Ector, one is from Savoy, one is from Bonham and one is from Elwood.

Fannin County Health Authority Dr. James Froelich said there has also been a positive case associated with the Bonham VA. He said the employee is quarantined at her home in Choctaw County with her husband, who is also an employee at the VA and exhibiting symptoms.

"Nearly all businesses in Texas are now open for business to some extent. With all of the new activity and human mingling, do not let your guard down. We are returning to normalcy however the new normal will still have the new and deadly Coronavirus present," Froelich said. "Please do your best to protect others especially the elders in their 70s and 80s where the virus can be fatal in a very large percentage - our seniors deserve that respect. Masks are still a great idea in areas of human concentration. Enjoy the return to the new normal but do it safely for you and everyone else. Be smart and do your part."

As of Friday, there have been 38 positive cases and two deaths in Fannin County. At least 17 patients have recovered.