Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Victoria County on Friday.

Those new cases bring the county's total number of cases to 200.

Additional information about those cases was unavailable.

DeWitt County

Two new cases of the new coronavirus were reported Friday in DeWitt County, bringing the county's total to 28.

Of these 28, 15 residents have recovered and one died.

Both of the people who tested positive are Cuero residents. One is a middle-aged woman and the other is an 80-year-old man.

According to a county news release, both acquired the virus through household contact and are self-isolating.

Lavaca County

Two more recoveries of residents with COVID-19 were reported in the county on Friday, leaving six of the county's cases active. 

A 22nd case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the county on Thursday evening, according to county officials. The patient lives in the rural Hallettsville zip code.

State health officials said they have been unable to reach the person to complete their investigation, which means their transmission or health status is unknown, county officials said. 

The state would also not confirm the age, gender or any other information about the patient. 

Mobile COVID-19 testing will be held in the City of Moulton from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Social Center. 

Starting Sunday, people can register for testing by calling 512-883-2400 or visiting Anyone with primary symptoms of the coronavirus will be eligible. 

Matagorda County

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Matagorda County.

Those cases bring the county's total to 80, according to a county news release.

Of those cases, 23 are active although no patients are receiving treatment at the Matagorda Regional Medical Center.

In that news release, county officials also asked residents to be wary of the disease.

"We need people to be aware that we must continue to be safe and care for others," said Mitch Thames, Matagorda County spokesman.

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Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached or 361-580-6515.

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COVID-19 cases by county

County Total Recoveries Deaths
Calhoun 596 564 4
Goliad 157 126 3
DeWitt 775 681 31
Jackson 494 443 6
Lavaca 673 651 7
Refugio 254 223 10
Victoria 3,763 3,495 67
Matagorda 887 561 38
Wharton 1,223 453 28
9-County total 8,822 7,197 194
•Editor’s note: These counts are updated daily. Total case counts include confirmed, pending investigation and probable cases reported by DSHS.

Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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