Late Monday afternoon Jasper County Judge Mark Allen informed KJAS News that there is now a confirmed case of Coronavirus in Newton County.

Judge Allen had no other information, saying that he did not know the person’s sex, age, or place of residence.

This is the third case of the illness in our immediate area.

On Sunday, Jasper County’s first confirmed case was that of a 70-year-old Jasper man, who is reportedly hospitalized in the Golden Triangle.

On Monday, Tyler County’s first confirmed case was that of a 61-year-old Hillister woman, who is reportedly quarantined and recovering at her home.

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