TUESDAY UPDATE: Shelby County's cumulative total of COVID-19 cases hit the 300 mark

DeSoto Parish adds 62 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in past week bringing total to 431

Six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19/coronavirus have been added to Shelby County's cumulative total, Texas Department of State Health Services officials reported to the county.

Kerri Shofner, coordinator of Shelby County's Emergency Management Office, on Tuesday morning said those regional officials also reported six additional local COVID-19 victim recoveries bringing the total recoveries in the county to 252 while they said there have been 300 cumulative cases.

Shelby County has 34 residents classified as having active COVID-19 symptoms according to data shared by regional DSHS officials, she said. There have been 14 deaths of Shelby County residents attributed to the pandemic, she said.

As has often happened during the tallying of data during the coronavirus era, the figures released to local officials differ from the numbers the DSHS posts daily on its website. As of late Monday afternoon, the DSHS dashboard showed 303 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County.

The state site also showed 14 fewer active cases Monday afternoon than regional officials reported. The state dashboard showed only 20 active cases in Shelby County.

The state dashboard contains this disclaimer regarding the active case count: “County estimates do not sum to statewide estimated number of active cases posted on this website, as the statewide total estimates the number for all counties for the current day. Negative active case values at the county level are converted to zero when total cases are less than the sum of total fatalities and recovered.”

Statewide health officials on Monday reported 5,655 new COVID-19 cases with a cumulative total of 264,313 cases. DSHS reported there have been 3,235 fatalities attributed to COVID-19 with an estimated 124,659 active cases as of Monday.


Below are figures released by regional DSHS officials to Shelby County as reported on Tuesday morning:


Shelby County Summary


252 Recovered

14 Deaths

300 Cumulative cases



Center area 75935...22

Tenaha area 75974...6

Timpson area 75975...2

Shelbyville area 75973...3

Joaquin area 75954...1


ZIP CODE:                                                        

Center area 75935…214                                                    

Tenaha area 75974…32                                                   

Timpson area 75975…21                                                    

Shelbyville area 75973…18                                                   

Joaquin area 75954…15                                                  


AGES          CASES           DEATHS

1-20....           28

21-40....         93

41-60.…         94               4

61-80.…         50              4 

81-100...         30               6

Unknown... 5



The following information is shared from DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson as of Monday, July 13, 2020 Weekly Updates:

The following information is based on COVID-19 numbers reported between Monday and Sunday, a 7-day period. All information can still be located on a daily basis at the LDH website:

State Cases to Date: 78,122
12,896 new cases were added in a week
An Average of 1,842 per day
Last week average was: 1,358 per day

State Deaths to Date: 3,180
128 new deaths were added in a week
An average of 18 per day.
Last weeks average was: 15 per day

Parish Cases to Date: 431
62 new cases were added in a week
An average of 8.8 per day.
Last weeks average was: 4.6 per day

Parish Deaths to Date: 20
1 new deaths were added in a week
An average of 0.17 per day.
Last weeks average was: 0.17 per day

Total Presumed Recovered in state: 46,334
Patients in Hospitals: 1,243 (+317 in a week)
Patients on Ventilators: 134 (+29 in a week)

Surrounding areas per state website:
Caddo Parish cases/deaths: 4,323 / 247
Bossier Parish cases/deaths: 1,274 / 39
Sabine Parish cases / deaths: 210 / 1
Red River Parish cases/deaths: 80 / 9
Natchitoches Parish cases/deaths: 403 / 14
Shelby County, TX cases/deaths: 297 / 14
Panola County, TX cases/deaths: 229 / 24

Breakdown in DeSoto by City/Town:
(Last Updated July 13, 2020. We post these numbers as they are received.)
Frierson: 21
Gloster: 27
Grand Cane: 29
Keatchie: 11
Logansport: 53
Mansfield: 233
Pelican: 23
Stonewall: 54


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