Wood County under stay-at-home order until further notice

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GILMER, Texas (KETK) – One day after confirming the county’s first case of coronavirus, Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron issued a stay-at-home order Wednesday morning.

The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. and will remain “through to the date that the Governor terminates the Texas Disaster Declaration.”

Judge Hebron ordered all residents to remain at home except for “certain essential activities and work.”

On Wednesday, East Texas crossed the century mark with its 100th case of coronavirus after Panola County confirmed its third.

Gov. Abbott on Tuesday extended his executive order mandating social distancing restrictions that closely follow federal guidelines laid out by the CDC and President Trump.

AS of this writing there are 102 cases in East Texas and here is the current tally:

  • Smith County – 37, 1 death
  • Bowie County – 9, 1 death
  • Harrison County – 3, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 2, 1 death
  • Gregg County – 8
  • Angelina County – 5
  • Nacogdoches County – 4
  • Polk County – 4
  • Shelby County – 4
  • Cherokee County – 4
  • Rusk County – 4
  • Panola County – 3
  • Cass County – 2
  • Upshur County – 2
  • Camp County – 1
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Henderson County – 1
  • Hopkins County – 1
  • Morris County – 1
  • San Augustine County – 1
  • Wood County – 1

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