DeWitt County reports 13 new cases of COVID-19 with 55 recoveries
According to a press release from the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management, county health officials are reporting thirteen (13) confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and fifty-five (55) 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 three (3) additional deaths which bring the death toll to twenty-two (22).
Seven (7) of the new cases reported today live in the Cuero zip code. Four (4) live in the Yoakum zip code. One (1) lives in the Yorktown zip code. One (1) individual indicated they live in the Westhoff zip code. Due to privacy concerns, the county will no longer release demographic information that might lead to the identification of infected individuals.
A total of 604 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency on March 13, 2020. One-hundred fifty-seven (157) individuals, including the thirteen newly confirmed cases, are isolating at home. Thirteen (13) are considered inpatients of medical facilities. Four-hundred-ten (410) have recovered.
Although the active case count in DeWitt County has escalated recently, the statistical proportion of total active cases is approximately one percent (.008) of the total county population. Expressed another way, there is one active case per 122 county residents.