MID Week UPDATE: Shelby, San Augustine counties continue to have higher than average COVID-19 cases per 1,000 population
Texas on Tuesday set new COVID-19/coronavirus records for the number of victims hospitalized and the number of new reported cases.
Texas DSHS reported 6,533 state residents were hospitalized due to the pandemic while 6,975 new cases were added to the state's cumulative total of 159,986 since the first case was reported in Texas on March 4.
In the week between June 24 and Tuesday, June 30, the state added 39,616 new cases to the cumulative Texas total, according to DSHS figures. Statewide there have been 2,424 fatalities attributed to COVID-19.
State health officials had reported two new Shelby County cases on Tuesday and added one more cumulative case on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 275.
Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Kerri Shofner on Wednesday morning said Texas Department of State Health Services officials said of the 275 Shelby County cases reported since March, there have been 146 victim recoveries, 10 deaths and there are currently 119 active cases.
DSHS also reports that of the 275 cumulative cases, 18 of those cases are “lost to follow”…meaning, DSHS has not been able to contact them to follow up on their recovery., Shofner said.
“These will continue to stay on the active case list until DSHS notifies us otherwise,” she said.
As of Tuesday, the state reported the incident rate, or rate per 1,000 population, for Shelby and San Augustine counties continues to remain way above the statewide average. San Augustine County, with rate per 1,000 people of 12.49, and Shelby County, with a rate of 10.84, are both running about twice the Texas average of 5.39 cases per 1,000 population.
Rate of cumulative confirmed cases per 1,000 population
San Augustine County 12.49
Shelby County 10.84
Panola County 8.50
Nacogdoches County 6.19
Angelina County 5.26
Rusk County 5.08
Harrison County 4.51
Gregg County 2.82
Smith County 2.41
Texas Average 5.39
SOURCE: Texas DSHS as of Tuesday, June 30
ACTIVE CASES BY ZIP CODE:
Center area zip code - 75935...90
Tenaha area zip code - 75974...10
Timpson area zip code - 75975...8
Shelbyville area zip code - 75973...7
Joaquin area zip code - 75954...4
CUMULATIVE SHELBY COUNTY CASES BY ZIP CODE & AGE:
AGES # of Cases DEATHS:
41-60.… 85 4
61-80.… 47 4
81-10... 27 2
The following information is shared from DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson, as of Tuesday, June 30:
We are a day late on posting this weeks COVID-19 totals, therefore the following numbers are for an 8-day period. Numbers are still averaged and divided by 8 days. All information can still be located on a daily basis at the LDH website:
State Cases to Date: 57,081
7,303 new cases were added in a week
An Average of 913 per day
Last week average was: 451 per day
State Deaths to Date: 3,091
98 new deaths were added in a week
An average of 12 per day.
Last weeks average was: 13 per day
Parish Cases to Date: 341
25 new cases were added in a week
An average of 3.1 per day.
Last weeks average was: 6.4 per day
Parish Deaths to Date: 18
0 new deaths were added in a week
An average of 0 per day.
Last weeks average was: 0.14 per day
Total Presumed Recovered in state: 42,225
Patients in Hospitals: 737 (+148 in a week)
Patients on Ventilators: 79 (+10 in a week)
Surrounding areas per state website:
Caddo Parish cases/deaths: 3,260 / 232
Bossier Parish cases/deaths: 836 / 29
Sabine Parish cases / deaths: 77 / 1
Red River Parish cases/deaths: 60 / 8
Natchitoches Parish cases/deaths: 280 / 14
Panola County, TX cases/deaths: 205 / 25
DeSoto Cases by City/Town:
*Last updated on June 25, 2020
Frierson - 16
GLoster - 24
Grand Cane - 26
Keatchie - 10
Logansport - 41
Mansfield - 173
Pelican - 19
Stonewall - 40
** We have seen an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the State of Louisiana over the past two weeks, however, DeSoto Parish saw a decrease in average cases this week.
** COVID related deaths in the state does not appear to be increasing at this time, and the averages remain lower than levels recorded in March, April, and May.
** While Louisiana was on a downward trend in Hospitalizations and Ventilators it has ticked back up slightly in the past two weeks.
** Last week, Governor Edwards stated in a news conference that our state will remain in Phase Two for the time being.