Two more Coryell County residents deceased due to COVID-19
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The newest report on Friday from Coryell County shows that two more have died from COVID-19 in Coryell County. They are both listed as male, one living in “Gatesville rural” area of the county, and the other listed as Copperas Cove.
On Monday afternoon, Coryell County Judge Roger Miller said he was aware of the third case, but he had not received the report of it from the Texas Department of State Health Services due to the time lag in reporting.
This makes a total of four who have died from the virus within the county. The first two deceased were also male, one in his 60s and the other in his 70s, both of Copperas Cove.
Friday afternoon’s report lists 164 cases in the county, excluding inmates housed at correctional facilities within the county So far, 82 cases are listed as active with 78 recovered.
The county’s report does not delineate which Copperas Cove area cases are within the city limits, just that their address is listed as Copperas Cove.
Friday’s report also included a jump in case reports, likely due to the backlog in state reporting. Presently, Coryell County does not have its own health district but instead depends on Texas DSHS for reporting of cases.
Between Thursday and Friday, a total of 21 new positive cases were added to the list for Coryell County, going from 143 to 164.
Of those 21 new cases, 17 are listed as Copperas Cove.
All of the new cases which include ages on the lists are younger than 50 years old, except for one case being a Copperas Cove man in his 80s.
Two new cases are between the ages of 10-19, and one case is a girl less than 10 years old.
The rest include six individuals in their 20s, five in their 30s, and two in their 40s.
Meanwhile statewide, Texas saw 9,765 new cases today. As of Friday afternoon, there were 240,111 cases reported, with an estimated 122,996 of those cases recovered, leaving an estimated 114,102 active cases in the state of Texas. There are 10,002 hospitalized for the virus across the state. In Trauma Region L, in which Coryell and Bell Counties lie, there are 73 hospitalized for COVID-19.
The Coryell County COVID-19 tracker can be found at www.coryellcounty.org.
Bell County 1,992 (1,321 active)
Burnet County 217 (124 active)
Coryell County **164 (82 active, 78 recovered)
Lampasas County 55 (24 active)
McLennan County 2,438 (1,856 active)
Williamson County 3,617 (2,422 active)
** Excluding TDCJ