Victoria school district will receive thousands of personal protective gear for its students and staff.

The gear will help protect staff and students when school resumes in the fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, cases continue to grow in the Crossroads and throughout Texas. On Tuesday, Victoria County reported 115 new cases of the respiratory disease.

The Texas Education Agency with the Texas Department of Emergency Management will supply state districts with the protective equipment to help schools reopen for the fall semester.

Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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COVID-19 cases by county

County Total Recoveries Deaths
Calhoun 104 63 3
Goliad 29 7 0
DeWitt 96 45 1
Jackson 49 31 1
Lavaca 155 65 1
Matagorda 299 65 5
Refugio 29 9 0
Victoria 1,242 508 9
Wharton 223 72 1
9-County total 2,226 865 21
•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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