Seven more Crossroads residents have died from complications of COVID-19, officials throughout the region confirmed Wednesday.

In Victoria County, officials said a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s died from coronavirus-related deaths. Both patients had been hospitalized in Victoria prior to their deaths. No other details about the patients or their cases were released.

As of Wednesday evening, 43 county residents have died from complications of COVID-19.

Officials also said 23 new cases were confirmed and 48 patients recovered Wednesday. In all, 3,418 people have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease in the county. Of those, 2,131 patients have recovered. There are 1,244 active cases in the county as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

DeWitt County

Four more county residents in DeWitt have died from complications related to COVID-19, and all were either hospital inpatients or residents of local nursing homes, local officials said Wednesday.

In all, 27 county residents with the respiratory disease have died, according to a news release from DeWitt County officials.

Officials also confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries. Of the new cases, seven patients live in the Cuero ZIP code, one lives in the Yoakum ZIP code, and three live in the Yorktown ZIP code.

In total, 637 people have been diagnosed with the disease in DeWitt County. Of those, 458 have recovered.

Of the active cases, 146 patients are isolating in their homes, and eight people are inpatients in medical facilities.

Lavaca County

A fifth Lavaca County resident has died from COVID-19 complications, officials said on Wednesday.

The person lived in Yoakum, according to a news release from Lavaca County Emergency Management Coordinator Egon Barthels. No additional information about the death was released.

Twenty-two more cases of COVID-19 were also reported in the county. Of Lavaca’s 641 cases, 63 were active as of Wednesday, Barthels said.

An estimated 573 people have recovered from the disease and five people have died from COVID-19 complications.

A discrepancy persists between the number of deaths the state health department has listed for the county on its statewide dashboard and Public Health Region 8 of the state health department is reporting to the county.

Public Health Region 8 serves as the health authority for the majority of counties in the region that do not have their own public health department.

Barthels said the statewide dashboard reflects a higher number of deaths for Lavaca County because the state recently started tallying the number of deaths in each county by using death certificates where COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death. Region 8, on the other hand, is continuing to do its own investigations.

“Once investigations are completed, the information from DSHS PHR 8, will be reflected in the LCEM COVID-19 Report,” Barthels said in a news release.

Calhoun County

Calhoun County emergency management officials confirmed 18 new cases in the county Wednesday.

In total, 518 cases have been diagnosed of the respiratory disease. Of these, an estimated 438 patients have recovered as of Wednesday evening, and three county residents with the disease have died.

There are 77 active cases of COVID-19 in the county, according to the office of emergency management.

Jackson County

There are 36 new cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County, according to Public Health Region 8 of the state health department.

These new cases bring the county’s total number of diagnoses to 382. Two county residents with the respiratory disease have died.

An estimated 320 patients have recovered, and there are 60 active cases in the county.

Refugio County

Refugio County reported two new cases of COVID-19.

The new patients are two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 60s, according to a county news release.

Refugio now has 216 confirmed cases with 108 recovered as of Wednesday.

Goliad County did not report any new cases Wednesday, and Wharton County officials had not released a report as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Matagorda County

State officials confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Matagorda County on Wednesday.

In all, 688 Matagorda County residents have been diagnosed with the disease, according to state data. Of those, 23 county residents have died, and an estimated 331 patients have recovered.

Goliad and Wharton counties did not report any new cases as of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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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.

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