Active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County rise to 113

State health officials late Friday afternoon reported 113 active COVID-19 cases in Shelby County.

That was an increase of 20 additional active cases since DSHS released a midweek report on Wednesday, Jan. 6. State health officials also reported one additional death of a Shelby County resident on Friday's report pushing the total number of deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 to 41.

As of Friday, DSHS reported 696 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county since the first was reported this past March. They also reported 435 probable cases and an estimated 977 victim recoveries of Shelby County residents.

Confirmed cases are detected through more accurate molecular tests, while probable cases are determined with rapid-result antigen tests.

Across Texas the number of active COVID-19 cases rose to 334,711 with Friday's DSHS report. There were 17,335 new confirmed cases reported Friday in Texas.

The number of people being hospitalized in Texas with confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 13,921 on Friday, an increase of more than 1,400 hospitalizations in the past week.

To date there have been 29,310 Texans who have died with the attributing cases cited as COVID-19, officials reported Friday. There were 372 additional deaths added to that list with Friday's DSHS report.

Active confirmed cases

Area                           Activew  Cases

Texas                              334,711

Shelby County                      113

Panola County                      177

Nacogdoches Co.                 408

Angelina County                 1,070

Rusk County                          305

San Augustine Co.                  46

Sabine Co.                             249

Gregg County                      2,282

Smith County                       3,648

SOURCE: DSHS daily dashboard report as of 3:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8

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