Refugio County Memorial Hospital

Refugio County Memorial Hospital

A Refugio County resident died of causes related to COVID-19, according to a Wednesday news release.

The resident is the 16th in the county to die of COVID-19 causes, according to the release. Information about the person will not be released.

The county has reported 313 cases and 294 recoveries as of Oct.15, the last day the county’s website was updated.

Matagorda County

Four new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the disease have been reported in Matagorda County, according to state data.

In total, 1,089 county residents have contracted the respiratory disease since the pandemic began. Of those, an estimated 1,054 patients have recovered, according to state data, and 52 county residents have died.

Lavaca County

Eleven more residents tested positive for COVID-19 in Lavaca County Wednesday and an estimated 25 residents recovered from the virus, according to a news release from Egon Barthels, Lavaca County’s emergency management coordinator.

Of the county’s 1,126 residents who have contracted coved, an estimated 1,076 have recovered and 13 have died, Barthels said.

Victoria County

Victoria County reported six new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing its total to 4,247.

Of those cases, 67 are active cases, six are newly recovered and 95 have died from complication of the virus.

Case count information was not available for Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson and Wharton counties.

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COVID-19 cases by county Oct. 21, 2020

County Total Recoveries Deaths
Calhoun 894 869 8
DeWitt 1,013 929 54
Goliad 200 193 4
Jackson 637 618 7
Lavaca 1,135 1,091 13
Matagorda 1,089 1,054 52
Refugio 313 294 16
Victoria 4,247 4,085 95
Wharton 1,499 1,403 47
9-County total 11,027 10,536 296
•Editor’s note: These counts are updated daily. Total case counts include confirmed, pending investigation and probable cases reported by DSHS.


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