COVID-19 testing

A Texas National Guard medic pulls a swab from packaging to administer a COVID-19 test at a mobile walk-up testing site at the Victoria Community Center in 2020.

The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Victoria County Public Health Department reported 102 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the respiratory disease Monday.

The Victoria County Public Health Department does not publish a COVID-19 report on Sundays, so Monday’s report of 65 new cases covers the last 48 hours. It does not reflect a single-day increase.

On Sunday, 39 COVID-19 patients occupied 6.26% of 623 staffed hospital beds in Victoria’s trauma service area, according to the state health department. Hospitalization data is delayed by one day.

Area hospitals reported 279 empty hospital beds, and 22 empty beds in intensive care units, according to state data.

Crossroads COVID-19 cases by county - May 3, 2021

County Total(+new) Recoveries Deaths
Calhoun 2,287 (+11) 2,233 23
DeWitt 1,927 1,848 59
Goliad 452 430 13
Jackson 1,816 (+8) 1,773 31
Lavaca 2,472 (+6) 2,376 76
Matagorda 3,971 (+10) 3,738 109
Refugio 661 620 21
Victoria 8,699 (+65) 8,312 206
Wharton 4,089 (+2) 3,927 115
9-County total 26,374 (+102) 25,257 653

One inmate in the Victoria County jail has tested positive for the virus, according to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards’ Sunday report. No other staff members or inmates at local jails have active cases of the virus, according to the commission.

About the data: On Jan. 13, the Advocate shifted to using only COVID-19 data from the Texas Department of State Health Services and Victoria County Public Health Department to provide daily updates on the spread of the coronavirus in the region. The state compiles case data from local health departments and DSHS health regions, and pulls COVID-19 fatality data directly from official death certificates. These numbers are preliminary and therefore subject to change. State data may differ from data reported by local and regional health authorities because of delays in reporting or discrepancies. We will continue to update the numbers in real time and report changes as they arise.

For any questions about COVID-19 data, please reach out to the newsroom by sending an email to

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