The Wharton County Office of Emergency Management reported eight new deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday, according to a news release.

The county also reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight recoveries in the county. The county’s total confirmed case count is now 1,481, total recoveries are 1,389, and total deaths are 47.

Wharton County officials could not be reached Monday to answer questions about the eight new reported deaths.

Three inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in a Wharton County jail according to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards’ website on Sunday. One inmate has a pending test result.

There was no update to the county’s case counts Sunday.

Free testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at 1924 N. Fulton St., Wharton. No prior registration is necessary.

Victoria County

The Victoria County Office of Emergency management reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday.

The county also reported 17 new recoveries from COVID-19. The county’s total confirmed case count is now 4,177 and total recoveries are 4,023. No additional deaths related to the disease were reported.

One inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 in a Victoria County jail, according to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards’ website on Sunday.

Calhoun County

The Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, according to a news release.

The county reported seven new recoveries and no new deaths related to COVID-19. The county’s total confirmed case count is now 872 and total recoveries are 853.

DeWitt County

The DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, according to a news release.

The county also reported 17 new recoveries. This brings the county’s total confirmed case count to 989 and the total recoveries to 911. No new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported.

Refugio County

A Refugio man has tested positive for COVID-19.

The man is in his 60s and is isolated, according to a county news release Monday.

The man brings the county’s total reported cases to 311 with 294 recoveries and 14 deaths.

Matagorda County

Twelve new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Matagorda County on Monday, according to state data.

In total, 1,081 county residents have contracted the respiratory disease since the pandemic began. Of those, an estimated 1,018 patients have recovered, according to state data, and 51 county residents have died.

Goliad County

Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Goliad County, according to state data.

In all, 200 county residents have been infected with the respiratory disease since the pandemic began, and an estimated 193 have recovered, according to state data.

Four county residents who contracted COVID-19 have died.

The percentage of hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area S, which includes Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca and Victoria counties, was about 15.4% Monday.

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COVID-19 cases by county

County Total Recoveries Deaths
Calhoun 887 861 8
DeWitt 989 911 53
Goliad 200 193 4
Jackson 636 618 7
Lavaca 1,109 1,059 13
Matagorda 1,082 1,034 51
Refugio 313 294 15
Victoria 4,202 4,045 94
Wharton 1,523 1,398 47
9-County total 10,919 10,381 291
•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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