3 new COVID-19 recoveries reported in DeWitt County
DeWitt County health officials report that there are five additional (confirmed) cases of the novel coronavirus, as of Wednesday, Oct. 7. One of the individual is located in the Yorktown zip code. Four of the individuals are in the Cuero zip code. Three additional individuals have recovered.
Currently, 45 cases are considered active. Of the total, 44 individuals are isolating at home. One is considered an inpatient of a medical facility.
A total of 972 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency on March 13.
County health officials audited the case number in late September and determined that 29 cases were duplicates and eight cases were in a different county and adjusted the local case count downward. However, DSHS protocols require that the erroneous cases be categorized as “Recovered” rather than deleted. Therefore, the county believes the correct number of recoveries stands at 879.