Grayson County officials, during their regular press briefing on Monday afternoon, reported that one new positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the county.

Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson said that a 43-year-old female Perdue employee who resides in Grayson County has tested positive for the coronavirus.  

This new positive case brings Grayson County's overall total number of positive cases to 61 as of Monday afternoon.

Updating the public on the four hospitalized patients, Henderson said the 66-year-old male is currently stable but in critical condition, the 87-year-old female Grayson Nursing and Rehab resident is in critical condition, the 96-year-old male Grayson Nursing and Rehab resident is stable, and the 56-year-old female is in stable condition. 

Additionally, as of Monday, 403 Grayson County residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 320 testing negative and 22 test results pending. 

Grayson County Public Health Director Josh Embry said that, after a rough weekend, only one new positive case was welcome news.

Embry noted that officials are still awaiting some results from the recent blanket testing of Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation residents, and, currently, only symptomatic employees of Grayson Nursing and Rehab are being tested for COVID-19.

Embry also reported that the CDC has released six new symptoms of COVID-19: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. The most notable symptom remains shortness of air. 

Lastly, in light of the recent cases of COVID-19, Embry and the Grayson County Health Department announced Monday that they are recommending - though not requiring - local restaurant employees wear face masks when working.