24 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Victoria County

Almost 100 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed between June 21 and June 23, officials said Tuesday

The coronavirus is so widespread in Victoria that just being in a crowd of people without a mask is enough to consider yourself exposed to the virus, the county’s top health official said Tuesday.

Dr. John McNeill, Victoria’s local health authority, spoke at a news conference with other leaders Tuesday about the dramatic rise in positive cases of the disease that have been confirmed in just a matter of days.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597 or on Twitter at @mccarthy_ciara. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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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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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. Questions, tips, or ideas? Please get in touch: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

(2) comments

Dale Turner

If in fact the circumstances are this bad, why aren't are county and city leaders taking action? Is it because you cannot override the actions of our governor?

Heather Galvan

It should be mandated that people wear a mask for the greater good of humanity! It’s just ridiculous! Most people out are not wearing a mask! You have to wear a seatbelt or you get a ticket! It’s for your own good! I’m so angry about the disregard people have for others. It’s sickening.

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