Most of region remains H1N1 free

While Hunt County remains H1N1 free, other nearby counties are experiencing some probable and/or confirmed cases.

According to a report issued Wednesday by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Hopkins County was reporting its first probable case of H1N1 flu. Collin County had two probable and 20 confirmed cases, one confirmed in Rockwall County, one probable in Lamar County, Dallas County reported 22 probable and 118 confirmed cases, and Kaufman County had two confirmed cases on H1N1.

The H1N1 flu had been reported in 64 out of 254 counties, with a total of 1,404 cases statewide. Three people with H1N1 flu had died in Texas, none from any of the local counties reporting cases.

State health officials recommend individuals stay home if they are sick, cover any coughs or sneezes and wash hands frequently with either soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.