Two People Hospitalized For COVID-19 Illnesses Thursday

After a day of low numbers, its another unsettling spike in the local coronavirus case count. 14 new positive test results were returned Thursday, according to Erath County officials. Six of the cases are in Stephenville, while seven are in rural Erath County and one is in Dublin. This pushes the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 836 in Erath County, while there are currently 111 cases that are considered active. Also of note Thursday, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 illnesses went up by two. It now stands at 25 after it had held steady at 23 for almost a month.