WEEKEND UPDATE: Shelby County confirmed COVID-19 cases increase to 175

Panola County COVID-19 death figure jumps to 20; Shelby County recoveries at 98 with 70 active cases remaining, DSHS reports

The number of confirmed COVID-19/coronavirus cases in Shelby County continued to inch upward on Sunday to 175, according to state health officials.

That was an increase of two new confirmed cases from the 173 reported by the state on Saturday..

The number of recovered COVID-19 victims remained at 98 in Sunday's report from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The agency reported 70 confirmed cases remain active in Shelby County.

There have been 632 tests administered for COVID-19 for Shelby County residents, DSHS reported on Sunday. The number of local deaths attributed to COVID-19 remained at five in Sunday's report.

Panola County

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones on Sunday said the number of deaths of county residents attritributed to COVID-19 jumped to 20.

That was an increase of five deaths from what she had reported on Friday. Jones said the cumulative number of cases in Panola County increased by six and is now 176.

Of those, Jones provided the following breakdown of location for confirmed cases:

• Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center — 67/20 recoveries
• Panola Nursing Home — 32
• Public — 60/8 recoveries

• Tyson Carthage — 15/10 recoveries

• UT Health — 2



As more and more testing for COVID-19 is being down across Texas, more confirmed cases are being reported. More than 2,500 confirmed cases have been added to the state's tally in the past two days, DSHS reported Sunday.

On Saturday, Texas reported it largest one-day increase in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases — 1,801. Then on Sunday, the state added another 785 new cases, bringing the total in the state to 47,784.

In positive news on the COVID-19 front, the gap between recoveries and active cases continues to widen. On Sunday, DSHS reported 25,570 victims recoveries with 18,878 active cases.

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday reported more than 3,000 nursing home residents in the state have been infected with COVID-19 and 490 have died.

In Amarillo, more than 700 cases were reported Saturday as tests from a meat-packing facility there came in. Gov. Greg Abbott has deployed a “surge response team” to that area to assist with testing.

Rusk County

The Rusk County Office of Emergency Management on Saturday reported 44 total positive cases, an increase of one from the agency's previous report.. In a Facebook post, the office said there have been 25 victim recoveries, one death and as of Saturday there were 18 active cases.

“DSHS has reported new case for Rusk County since our last update,” Rusk County OEM reported. “The case is located in the Garrison area.”

Harrison County

In the Marshall area of Harrison County, County Judge Chad Sims on Saturday reported both a rise in cases and fatalities.

“Our cumulative total case count climbed by six to 207 cases,” Sims said. “Additionally we’ve had three more fatalities bringing our total to 14.

“This virus is not going away so we must learn how to live with it,” he said. “Please make every effort to protect yourself and those around you.”



Across the Sabine River in Louisiana, DeSoto Parish had an increase of four new cases in Sunday's report from state health officials. The parish has had four new cases confirmed since Saturday, moving the total to 222 with 15 deaths.

In Logansport, the number of confirmed cases stood at 26 in Sunday's report from the Louisiana Department of Health.


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwardson May 14 issued a proclamation ending the Stay At Home Order and outlining Phase One to reopen business in the state. Business owners may find this order by visiting the links below.

As of Sunday there have been 34,432 documented cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana with 2,425 deaths.

The following information was provided by DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson's office on Sunday:
Phase One Proclamation:
Information about the Proclamation:

May 10: 31,600 cases (+183 in 24 hrs) +19 deaths
May 11: 31,815 cases (+215 in 24 hrs) +29 deaths
May 12: 32,050 cases (+235 in 24 hrs) +39 deaths
May 13: 32,662 cases (+612 in 24 hrs) +34 deaths
May 14: 33,489 cases (+827 in 24 hrs) +36 deaths
May 15: 33,837 cases (+348 in 24 hrs) +31 deaths
May 16: 34,117 cases (+280 in 24 hrs) +31 deaths
May 17: 34,432 cases (+315 in 24 hrs) +12 deaths
Total State Deaths to Date: 2,425
Total Presumed Recovered: 22,608 cases

Patients in Hospitals: 1,019 (-9 in 24 hrs)
Patients on Ventilators: 111 (-12 in 24 hrs)

May 10: 214 cases (+1 in 24 hrs) +0 deaths
May 11: 215 cases (+1 in 24 hrs) +1 death
May 12: 215 cases (+0 in 24 hrs) +0 deaths
May 13: 221 cases (+6 in 24 hrs) +0 deaths
May 14: 223 cases (+2 in 24 hrs) +0 deaths
May 15: 225 cases (+2 in 24 hrs) +0 deaths
May 16: 218 cases (-7 in 24 hrs) +1 death
May 17: 222 cases (+4 in 24 hrs) +0 deaths
Total Parish Deaths to Date: 15
****We do not have information relating to why the total number of cases went down yesterday for our parish. We provide numbers published by the state, from the state website, which provides no explanation in changes. Some states have reported adjustments in numbers to reflect accuracy. We can only assume this to be the reason at this time.

*The following numbers were most recently updated: May 14, 2020 and are not provided on a daily basis.

FRIERSON: 12 cases
GLOSTER: 11 cases
GRAND CANE: 18 cases
KEATCHIE: 7 cases
LOGANSPORT: 26 cases
MANSFIELD: 124 cases
PELICAN: 10 cases
STONEWALL: 31 cases

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