Cherokee County's confirmed COVID-19 case count tops 100

by From the Cherokee County Public Health Department and the city of Jacksonville

(June 26, 2020) – Nine more cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Cherokee County, bringing the cur-rent total to 104.

There are currently 46 active cases. Of the total 104 cases, 18 have been associated with a state facility; and 86 have been residents of the county.

Three of the newest cases have been reported in the city of Jacksonville, bringing that town’s active case total to 21. The city has reported confirming a total 31 cases since April.

A total of 56 of the county’s COVID-19 patients have recovered and two have died.

Human coronaviruses are most commonly spread through res-piratory droplets, such as coughs and sneezes. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath, these symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyone has ways that they can contribute to slow the spread of the virus and should remember to:

Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed or gloved hands.

Avoid close contact with those who are sick.

Stay at home as much as possible

Put distance between yourself and other people.

Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around other people (grocery shopping, pharmacy, etc.)

If you are in a private setting and do not have your cloth face covering, remember to cover your cough or sneeze with a tis-sue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Texas Health and Human Services has a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at (833) 986 - 1919. Further information regarding COVID-19 can be found at and