County records 28 new COVID cases

Published 3:14 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Bell County Health Department’s COVID-19 update for Wednesday included 28 new individual cases.

According to the Bell County Health Department, the county reached a total of 1,980 cases, with eight people hospitalized.

Those hospitalized were males between the ages of 46 and 86. Female hospitalizations range from ages 44 to 72.

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There were at least 247 active individual cases and 1 active long-term care case.

There have been 37 deaths in Bell County related to COVID-19 as of Wednesday.

The Bell County Health Department recommends the following steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19:
• Wash hands with soap and water before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or after using the restroom;
• Avoid contact with people who are sick;
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
•Wear a mask when in public and social distancing is difficult.