14 COVID-19 recoveries in DeWitt County in the last week
DeWitt County health officials are reporting 135 additional (confirmed) cases of the novel coronavirus and 14 additional recoveries since Wednesday, July 15. Four additional deaths are reported. Altogether, eleven (11) county residents have passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus.
The new confirmed cases are a mixture of community spread, household contagion, and an outbreak at a nursing home. Results from testing performed earlier in the month of July are being received and investigations are ongoing.
One Hundred five (105) of the new cases reported today live in the Cuero zip code. Thirteen (13) live in the Yoakum zip code. Fourteen (14) live in the Yorktown zip code. Two (2) individuals indicate they live in the Nordheim zip code, and one (1) indicates living in the Meyersville zip code. Due to privacy concerns the county will no longer release demographic information that might lead to the identification of a person infected with COVID-19.
A total of 442 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency on March 13. Two hundred and seventy-four (274) individuals, including the 135 newly confirmed cases, are isolating at home. Twelve (12) are considered inpatients of medical facilities.
One hundred and forty-four (144) have recovered.
Although the active case count in DeWitt County has escalated recently, the statistical proportion of total active cases is approximately one percent (.01375) of the total county population. Expressed another way, there is one active case per 72 county residents. County officials expect another significant increase in confirmed cases when results from testing in Yorktown is known.