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60 new COVID-19 recoveries reported in DeWitt County

DeWitt County health officials are reporting 70 additional (confirmed) cases of the novel coronavirus and 60 additional recoveries since the last report. A majority of these new cases were tested at the government- sponsored testing center in Yorktown earlier in July. Investigations into the source of the spread are ongoing. Officials also report five (5) additional deaths which brings the death toll to nineteen (19).

Thirty-two (32) of the new cases reported today live in the Cuero zip code. Seventeen (17) live in the Yoakum zip code. Seventeen (17) live in the Yorktown zip code. Three (3) individuals indicate they live in the Nordheim and Meyersville zip codes. Due to privacy concerns the county will no longer release demographic information that might lead to the identification of infected individuals.

A total of 591 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency on March 13. Two hundred and two (202) individuals, including the 70 newly confirmed cases, are isolating at home. Thirteen (13) are considered inpatients of medical facility. Three hundred and fifty-seven (357) have recovered.

Although the active case count in DeWitt County has escalated recently, the statistical proportion of total active cases is approximately one percent (.0103) of the total county population. Expressed another way, there is one active case per 97 county residents.

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