Lawrence County reports first case of COVID-19


Collin County health officials reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the county this afternoon, May 2, bringing the adjusted reported total to 784 confirmed cases. This, after 4,178 more tests were conducted.

The county reported 7,851 negative tests and 1,229 People Under Monitoring.

In other statistical categories, the discrepancies were stark: Black people accounted for almost 40% of the people hospitalized for COVID-19 since the epidemic began.

According to their website, there are now 16,109 confirmed coronavirus cases, 792 probable cases, 2,416 people hospitalized and 581 coronavirus related deaths.

981 healthcare workers have also tested positive for COVID-19.

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Continuing coverage of the COVID-19 can be found on and in the latest edition of the White County News.

Locally, Stearns County saw another 96 cases overnight. The case numbers are up by 929 since Thursday and deaths are up by 29.

There have now been 1,115 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of Friday, May 1, according to the Department of Health, with 57 active cases, seven less than the day before.

Wright County is reporting 48 total cases, an increase of five from Friday.