COVID-19 daily report

Hunt County added 12 more confirmed COVID-19 cases late Wednesday night, along with its sixth death connected to the disease. Three more people have been hospitalized, two of them directly related to COVID-19.

More than 600 confirmed cases have been reported across Hunt and Rockwall counties, with almost 300 people recovering from the virus and with almost 9,000 tests having been conducted.

The office of Hunt County Judge Bobby Stovall reported the most recent cases included seven Greenville residents; a female age 0-17, a male age 65-plus, two males age 50-64, two females age 50-64, and a male age 18-30, as well as a male age 31-49 from Royse City, a female age 0-17 from Caddo Mills, a female age 50-64 from Lone Oak, a male age 50-64 from Celeste, and a female age 18-30 from Commerce. All of the latest cases are reported to be recovering at home except for the patient from Celeste, who is hospitalized.

Also, among earlier reported cases, a female aged 31-49 from Greenville and a female aged 0-17 from Caddo Mills were hospitalized overnight. The patient from Caddo Mills is not related to COVID-19 complications but Stovall’s office said she will be counted as a “hospitalized patient with COVID-19” until recovery or discharge.

An earlier case, a female aged 65-plus from Greenville, has reportedly died because of COVID-19 and is the sixth death connected to the virus in Hunt County.

Stovall’s office reported this morning that the county had recorded 342 positive COVID-19 cases with 105 recoveries. A total of 231 cases were considered as active, with 214 of the patients reported recovering at home and 17patients remaining in the hospital.

The Texas Department of State Health Services was reporting 3,936 people had been tested for COVID-19 in Hunt County as of Thursday morning, 33more than had been reported Wednesday and 1,306 more since the most recent surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases was reported to have begun on June 8.

The TDSHS was reporting that as of Thursday, Rockwall County had 276 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 168 recoveries and 16 deaths. There had been 4,992 tests conducted in the county.

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