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EAST TEXAS (KETK) – Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, several declarations from national and local sources have occurred as well as businesses and city closures.

Below is a live blog of major events and coronavirus cases that affect the East Texas region.

May 29 – East Texas up to 2,627 cases, 103 deaths, 1,079 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 72 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 205, 4 deaths (90 recovered)
  • Bowie County -134, 12 deaths (84 recovered)
  • Camp County – 61 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 29 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 203, 6 deaths (61 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 242, 24 deaths (80 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 57 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 26 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (13 recovered)
  • Morris County – 23 (9 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 271, 15 deaths (194 recovered)
  • Panola County – 197, 22 deaths (61 recovered)
  • Polk County – 56 (20 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 46, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 38, 2 deaths (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 202, 4 deaths (165 recovered)
  • Titus County – 400, 2 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 20 (10 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 31, 1 death (18 recovered)
  • Wood County – 27, 1 death (16 recovered)

May 29 – Titus County crosses 400-case milestone, Lee expects at least 100 more in coming days

Titus County Judge Brian Lee announced Friday morning that 34 new coronavirus patients had tested positive, bringing the county’s total to 400.

Judge Lee said that there are larger numbers on the state’s Department of Health website, but he has yet to receive official confirmation from anyone at the state level. He expects when he finally does that the case count will climb to 500.

May 29 – East Texas counties add new COVID-19 cases, Harrison County adds 1 new death

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims announced that while his county has no new cases to report, it has suffered the loss of another resident.

The county has suffered 24 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It has 242 confirmed cases and an estimated 80 recoveries.

Other counties reporting new cases are:

  • Angelina County – 205 cases, 4 deaths, 90 estimated recoveries
  • Bowie County – 134 cases, 12 deaths, 84 estimated recoveries
  • Cass County – 29 cases, 20 estimated recoveries
  • Gregg County – 203 cases, 6 deaths, 61 estimated recoveries
  • Hopkins County – 26 cases, 6 estimated recoveries
  • Morris County – 23 cases, 9 estimated recoveries
  • Nacogdoches County – 271 cases, 15 deaths, 194 estimated recoveries
  • Panola County – 197 cases, 22 deaths, 45 estimated recoveries
  • Polk County – 56 cases, 20 estimated recoveries
  • San Augustine County – 38 cases, 2 deaths, 14 estimated recoveries
  • Van Zandt County – 31 cases, 1 death, 18 estimated recoveries

May 28 – East Texas is at 2,568 cases with 101 deaths and 1,071 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 72 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 203, 4 deaths (90 recovered)
  • Bowie County -132, 12 deaths (84 recovered)
  • Camp County – 61 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 28 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 202, 6 deaths (61 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 242, 23 deaths (80 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 57 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 23 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (13 recovered)
  • Morris County – 22 (9 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 262, 15 deaths (191 recovered)
  • Panola County – 196, 22 deaths (61 recovered)
  • Polk County – 55 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 46, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 37, 2 deaths (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 202, 4 deaths (165 recovered)
  • Titus County – 366, 2 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 20 (10 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 30, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 27, 1 death (16 recovered)

May 28 – Angelina, Polk, San Augustine Counties report 18 new cases of COVID-19

Angelina County & Cities Helath District has reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 for the counties it covers.

Angelina County has 10 new cases, bringing its total to 203. The county has suffered four deaths and has an estimated 90 recoveries.

Polk County has two new cases, bringing its total to 55. The county has 20 estimated recoveries.

San Augustine County has six new cases, bringing its total to 37. It has suffered two deaths and has an estimated 14 recoveries.

May 28 – East Texas counties report new cases of COVID-19

Bowie County has reported six new cases, bringing its total count to 132. The county has suffered 12 deaths and has an estimated 84 recoveries.

Camp County has four new cases, bringing its total to 61. It has an estimated seven recoveries.

Gregg County has two new cases, bringing its total to 202. The county has suffered six deaths and has an estimated 61 recoveries.

Harrison County has reported two new cases, bringing its total to 242. The county has suffered 23 deaths and has an estimated 80 recoveries.

Nacogdoches County is reporting three new cases, bringing its total to 261. The county has suffered 15 deaths and has an estimated 191 recoveries.

Smith County is reporting two new cases, bringing its total to 202. The county has suffered four deaths and has an estimated 165 recoveries.

Wood County has one new case, bringing its total to 27. The county has suffered one death and has an estimated 16 recoveries.

May 28 – Addittional Cases

Morris County adds 1 case bringing total to 22

Anderson County adds 6 bringing total to 72

May 27 – East Texas is at 2,523 cases with 101 deaths and 1,033 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 66 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 193, 4 deaths (90 recovered)
  • Bowie County -126, 12 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 57 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 28 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 201, 6 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 240, 23 deaths (71 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 57 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 23 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (13 recovered)
  • Morris County – 21 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 258, 15 deaths (182 recovered)
  • Panola County – 196, 22 deaths (61 recovered)
  • Polk County – 53 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 46, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 31, 2 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 200, 4 deaths (160 recovered)
  • Titus County – 366, 2 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 20 (10 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 30, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 26, 1 death (15 recovered)

May 27 – Gregg County reports 6th death, 14 COVID-19 cases

Gregg County now has its 6th death after a new one was reported on Wednesday. They also jumped 14 cases bringing the total to 201.

May 27 – Panola County adds 2 new COVID-19 cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones announced Wednesday morning that two more cases of coronavirus had been confirmed as well as two new recoveries.

Panola now sits at 196 total cases along with 22 deaths. There have been 61 recoveries in the area. Many of the cases and deaths have been at the Briarcliff nursing home. 72 patients have come down with the virus and 11 have died.

May 27 – Titus County adds 67 new COVID-19 cases, first to cross 300

Titus County confirmed another 67 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday to bring the small East Texas jurisdiction to 366 total. Judge Brian Lee made the announcement on his Facebook early Wednesday morning.

May 27 – Additional cases

  • Smith County adds 1 case bringing total to 200
  • Bowie County adds 5 cases bringing total to 125
  • Cass County adds 2 cases bringing total to 28
  • Nacogdoches County reports 4 new cases bringing total to 258
  • Harrison County rises 6 cases bringing total to 240
  • Hopkins County reports 3 case bringing total to 23
  • Morris County adds 3 cases bringing total to 21
  • Camp County jumps 15 cases bringing total to 57
  • Henderson County adds 3 cases bringing total to 57
  • Wood County adds 3 cases bringing total to 26
  • Rusk County adds 1 bringing total to 46

May 26 – East Texas is at 2,386 cases with 100 deaths and 954 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 66 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 193, 4 deaths (54 recovered)
  • Bowie County -121, 12 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 42 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 187, 5 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 234, 23 deaths (71 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 55 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 20 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (13 recovered)
  • Morris County – 18 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 254, 15 deaths (176 recovered)
  • Panola County – 194, 22 deaths
  • Polk County – 53 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 45, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 31, 2 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 199, 4 deaths (152 recovered)
  • Titus County – 299, 2 deaths (20 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 20 (10 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 30, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 23, 1 death (15 recovered)

May 26 – Angelina County reports 2 new deaths, San Augustine County reports 1 new death

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Angelina County & Cities Health District has reported eight new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths from the virus.

The new counts bring the county’s total to 193 cases, four deaths, and 54 estimated recoveries.

Polk County has one additional case, bringing its total to 53, with 19 estimated recoveries.

San Augustine County is reporting two new cases and one new death. The county has 31 cases of COVID-19, two deaths, and 14 estimated recoveries.

May 26 – Bowie County reports COVID-19 death, 5 new cases

A new death was reported in Bowie County bringing the total to 12. Five additional cases were added bringing the total to 121 in the county.

May 26 – Additional cases:

  • Smith County reports 1 new case bringing total to 199
  • Van Zandt reports 1 new case bringing total to 28
  • Upshur County adds 2 cases bringing total to 20
  • Van Zandt reports 2 cases bringing total to 30
  • Henderson County adds 1 case bringing total to 56
  • Hopkins County adds 3 bringing total to 20
  • Wood County adds 2 bringing total to 25
  • Morris County reports 1 bringing total to 18

May 25 – East Texas is at 2,359 cases with 96 deaths and 923 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 66 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 175, 2 deaths (54 recovered)
  • Bowie County -116, 11 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 42 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 187, 5 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 234, 23 deaths (67 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 55 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 17 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (9 recovered)
  • Morris County – 17 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 254, 15 deaths (173 recovered)
  • Panola County – 194, 22 deaths
  • Polk County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 45, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 29, 1 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 198, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 299, 2 deaths (20 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 27, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 23, 1 death (15 recovered)

May 15 – Panola County reports COVID-19 related death in nursing home

The number of cases has increased by five with two of those being residents in a local nursing home. That brings the cumulative case count to 194. Judge Jones also announced the death of a nursing home resident bringing the total to 22.

May 25 – Additional Cases

  • Hopkins County adds 4 cases bringing total to 17
  • Titus County jump 27 cases bringing total to 299
  • Camp County reports 2 cases bringing total to 42
  • Van Zandt reports additional case bringing total to 27
  • Harrison County reports 1 new case bringing total to 234

May 24 – East Texas up to 2,318 cases, with 95 deaths and 923 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 66 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 175, 2 deaths (54 recovered)
  • Bowie County -116, 11 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 40 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 187, 5 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 233, 23 deaths (67 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 55 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 13 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (9 recovered)
  • Morris County – 17 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 254, 15 deaths (173 recovered)
  • Panola County – 188, 21 deaths
  • Polk County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 45, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 29, 1 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 198, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 272, 2 deaths (20 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 26, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 23, 1 death (15 recovered)

May 24 – Longview mayor announces 5th death to COVID-19

Longview Mayor Andy Mack has announced the fifth death in Longview and Gregg County to COVID-19. He said he did not have any details beyond the fact that the deceased was a Longview resident. Mack’s announcement brings the number of deaths in East Texas to COVID-19 to 94.

May 24 – East Texas counties report new COVID-19 cases

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Harrison County Judge Chad Sims has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in his county.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 233, with 67 estimated recoveries. The county has suffered 23 deaths.

Nacogdoches County reported two new cases, bringing its total to 254. The county has 173 estimated recoveries and has suffered 15 deaths.

Camp County has reported one new case, bringing its total to 40. The county has seven estimated recoveries.

May 23 – East Texas up to 2,312 cases with 94 deaths and 923 estimated recoveries

  • Anderson County – 66 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 175, 2 deaths (54 recovered)
  • Bowie County -116, 11 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 39 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 187, 4 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 230, 23 deaths (67 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 55 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 13 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (9 recovered)
  • Morris County – 17 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 252, 15 deaths (173 recovered)
  • Panola County – 188, 21 deaths
  • Polk County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 45, 2 deaths (31 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 29, 1 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 198, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 272, 2 deaths (20 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 26, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 23, 1 death (15 recovered)

May 23 – Titus County reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, leads East Texas region with 272

Titus County Judge Brian Lee has reported 44 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in his county.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 272, by far the largest number in East Texas.

The county has suffered two deaths and has reported at least 20 estimated recoveries.

Other counties reporting new cases include:

  • Camp County, two new cases for a total of 39, with seven recoveries;
  • Nacogdoches County, two new cases for a total of 252, with 15 deaths and an estimated 173 recoveries;
  • Rusk County, one new case for a total of 45, with two deaths and an estimated 31 recoveries.

May 22 – East Texas is up to 2,263 cases, 94 deaths, and 867 recoveries

  • Anderson County – 66 (19 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 175, 2 deaths (54 recovered)
  • Bowie County -116, 11 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 37 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 187, 4 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 230, 23 deaths (67 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 55 (25 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 13 (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (9 recovered)
  • Morris County – 17 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 250, 15 deaths (162 recovered)
  • Panola County – 188, 21 deaths
  • Polk County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 3 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 44, 2 deaths (29 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 29, 1 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 198, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 228, 2 deaths (20 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 26, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 23, 1 death (15 recovered)

May 22 – East Texas counties report 69 new cases, Titus County reports 1 new death

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported 28 new cases in his county and one new death, of a man in his 50s. The county has 248 cases and 20 recoveries, and has suffered two deaths.

Also reporting new cases were:

  • Nacogdoches County has confirmed nine new cases, bringing its total to 250. It has 162 recoveries and has suffered 15 deaths.
  • Camp County reported seven new cases, bringing its total to 37. It has six recoveries.
  • Hopkins County reported six new cases, bringing its total to 15. It has six recoveries.
  • Harrison County reported four new cases, bringing its total to 230. The county has 67 recoveries and has suffered 23 deaths.
  • Angelina County reported three new cases, bringing its total to 175. The county has 54 recoveries and has suffered two deaths.
  • Gregg County is reporting three new cases, bringing its total to 187. The county has 57 recoveries and has suffered four deaths.
  • Henderson County is reporting three new cases, bringing its total to 55. It has 25 recoveries.
  • Anderson County reported two new cases, bringing its total to 66. The county has 19 recoveries.
  • Morris County reported two new cases, bringing its total to 17. It is reporting five recoveries.
  • Polk County reported two new cases, bringing its total to 52. The county has 19 recoveries.
  • Rains County reported one new case, bringing its total to three. Two patients have recovered.
  • Wood County reported one new case, bringing its total to 23. The county has 15 recoveries and has suffered one death.

May 21 – East Texas is up to 2,221 cases, 815 recoveries, and 93 deaths

  • Anderson County – 64 (12 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 172, 2 deaths (54 recovered)
  • Bowie County -116, 11 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 30 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 184, 4 deaths (57 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 228, 23 deaths (60 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 13 (8 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (9 recovered)
  • Morris County – 15 (5 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 240, 15 deaths (144 recovered)
  • Panola County – 188, 21 deaths
  • Polk County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 44, 2 deaths (29 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 29, 1 death (14 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 188, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 198, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 220, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 26, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)

May 21 – Harrison County reports 5 new cases, 1 new death from COVID-19

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims has reported five new cases of COVID-19 in his county and one new death from the illness. The new cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 228 and the number of deaths to 23.

Harrison County leads East Texas in the number of deaths from COVID-19.

The county has 60 estimated recoveries.

May 21 – Titus County sees 61 new cases of COVID-19

Titus County is reporting 61 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

County Judge Brian Lee reported on Facebook that the county now has a total of 220 confirmed cases, up from the 159 he reported Tuesday.

Lee said there is a “significant connection” in the numbers to the local Pilgrim’s Pride poultry processing plant, but that “other industry/plant connections are apparent as well.”

The numbers do not include test results from area nursing homes or Pilgrim’s Pride conducted earlier this week.

May 21 – Shelby County adds 8 new cases of COVID-19

Shelby County reported 8 new cases, bringing its total to 183.

Center is the hardest hit by the virus, with 132 cases. The remaining cases are split between Tenaha, Timpson, Shelbyville, and Joaquin.

May 21 – Nacogdoches County Sheriff reports 1st jail inmate with COVID-19

Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason bridges reported his jail’s first inmate confirmed to have COVID-19. The inmate, who is asymptomatic, was confirmed positive Wednesday afternoon.

He has been transported to a COVID-19 jail facility in Kilgore operated jointly by the Gregg and Smith County sheriffs and will remain there until he is recovered.

May 21 – Additional cases:

  • Anderson County reports 1 new case bringing total to 64
  • Angelina County is reporting 4 new cases, bringing its total to 172
  • Camp County reports 3 new cases, bringing its total to 30
  • Gregg County is reporting 2 new cases, bringing its total to 184
  • Henderson County reported 1 new case, bringing its total to 52
  • Nacogdoches County reports 1 new case, bringing its total to 241
  • Panola County reports 3 new cases, bringing its total to 188
  • San Augustine County is reporting 1 new case, bringing its total to 29
  • Smith County is reporting 3 new cases, bringing its total to 198
  • Van Zandt County is reporting 1 new case, bringing its total to 26

May 20 – East Texas is at 2,123 cases with 836 recoveries and 92 deaths

  • Anderson County – 63 (12 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 168, 2 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County -116, 11 deaths (78 recovered)
  • Camp County – 27 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 26 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 38, 2 deaths (19 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 182, 4 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 223, 22 deaths (39 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 51 (19 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 13 (8 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 15 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 240, 15 deaths (120 recovered)
  • Panola County – 185, 21 deaths
  • Polk County – 52 (19 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 44, 2 deaths (29 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 28, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 175, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 195, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 159, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 25, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)

May 20 – Cherokee County up to 38 cases after two new patients confirmed at state facility

Cherokee County Public Health announced in a release Wednesday morning that two more case of COVID-19 had been confirmed for the area. This brings the total up to 38 total.

There are currently 19 active cases in the county and 15 are located at a state facility. The facility is not identified by the health department.

May 20 – Nacogdoches adds three more cases to bring total to 240

Nacogdoches County continues its climb with the most COVID-19 cases in East Texas as it confirmed three more on Wednesday. The new additions bring the grand total up to 240.

May 20 – Additional Cases

  • Bowie County reports new case bringing total to 116
  • Cass County reports 2 cases bringing total to 26
  • Smith County reports 3 cases bringing total to 195
  • Van Zandt County reports new case bringing total to 25
  • Rusk County announces 2nd death
  • Polk County report 2 new cases bringing total to 52
  • Angelina County jumps 14 cases bringing total to 168
  • San Augustine County reports 2 new cases bringing total to 28
  • Harrison County jumps 11 cases bringing total to 223
  • Anderson County reports 2 cases bringing total to 63
  • Hopkins County announces 4 new cases bringing total to 13
  • Henderson County reports 2 cases bringing total to 51

May 19 – East Texas is at 2,074 cases with 814 recoveries and 91 deaths

  • Anderson County – 61 (10 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 154, 2 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County -115, 11 deaths (77 recovered)
  • Camp County – 27 (7 recovered)
  • Cass County – 24 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 36, 2 deaths (114 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 182, 4 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 212, 22 deaths (39 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 49 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 9 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 15 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 237, 15 deaths (120 recovered)
  • Panola County – 185, 21 deaths
  • Polk County – 50 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 44, 1 death (25 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 26, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 175, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 192, 4 deaths (142 recovered)
  • Titus County – 159, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 24, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)

May 19 – Cherokee County announces 2nd COVID-19 death, two new cases

Cherokee County reported its 2nd death from the coronavirus Tuesday morning. It was the 87th in East Texas. They also had two new cases of the virus to bring them to 36 total with 17 active.

May 19 – Panola County announces 21st death from COVID-19, confirms 9 new cases

Panola County announced its 21st death from the coronavirus early in the morning. Nine new cases were also confirmed. The county accounts for the most deaths in East Texas from the virus, despite a population of just over 23,000.

May 19 – Additional cases:

  • Titus County added 16 new cases bringing total to 159
  • Anderson County added 1 case bringing total to 61
  • Hopkins County addes 1 case bringing total to 9
  • Angelina County reports 1 death
  • Harrison County reports 3 deaths
  • Van Zandt County reports 1 case bringing total to 24
  • Camp County jumps 7 bringing total to 27

May 18 – East Texas is at 2,005 cases with 796 recoveries and 85 deaths

  • Anderson County – 60 (10 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 154, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County -115, 11 deaths (77 recovered)
  • Camp County – 20 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 24 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 34, 1 death (114 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 182, 4 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 212, 19 deaths (34 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 49 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 12 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 234, 15 deaths (120 recovered)
  • Panola County – 180, 20 deaths
  • Polk County – 50 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 44, 1 death (25 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 26, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 175, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 192, 4 deaths (135 recovered)
  • Titus County – 143, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 23, 1 death (11 recovered)

May 18 – NET Health release new COVID-19 numbers

NET Health reported 19 new cases in five of the seven counties they cover. Smith County reported three new cases bringing total to 192. Wood County reported four new cases bringing total to 22 and their first death. Gregg County Health District reported five new cases bringing their total to 182 with a fourth death. Van Zandt County added one case bringing their total to 23. Anderson County jumped six cases bringing their total to 60.

May 18 – Gregg County reports 4th death, new cases

A fourth death was confirmed in the Longview area. NET Health has the total number of coronavirus cases in Gregg County at 173 while the Gregg County health district has the total number at 182.

May 18 – Wood County confirms first COVID-19 death

NET Health confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Wood County on Monday.

An additional four cases were also reported bringing the total to 22 with 11 recoveries. Community spread has been related to 21 cases and one case has been reported as travel-related.

May 18 – Harrison County report 4 fatalities, 3 new cases

Three positive cases were reported bringing the total to 212.

Four fatalities were confirmed bringing the total to 19. According to officials, all fatalities have occured in the 60+ age group with an average age of 85-years-old.

Four new recoveries were reported bringing the total to 34. Recoveries are determined by a patient’s physician.

May 18 – Cherokee County announces 3 new cases

The Cherokee County Department of Public Health announced Monday morning that three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed over the weekend to bring them to 34 total.

May 18 – Titus County reports 22 more cases to bring it to 143

Titus County reported 22 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday afternoon to bring their grand total up to 143 total cases.

May 18 – Additional Cases:

  • Panola County adds 6 cases bringing total to 176
  • Nacogdoches reports 2 new cases bringing total to 236
  • Van Zandt reports additional case bringing total to 23
  • Franklin adds 2 more cases bringing total to 6
  • Shelby County adds 3 more cases bringing total to 175
  • Cass County adds 3 new cases bringing total to 24
  • Morris County adds 2 new cases bringing total to 12
  • Bowie County adds 3 more cases bringing total to 115
  • Smith County adds 3 new cases bringing total to 192
  • Angelina County jumps up 15 cases bringing total to 154
  • Polk County reports 3 new cases bringing total to 50
  • San Augustine County reports 4 cases bringing total to 26

May 17 – East Texas is at 1,971 cases and 768 recoveries

  • Anderson County – 54 (10 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 139, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County -112, 11 deaths (73 recovered)
  • Camp County – 20 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 21 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 31, 1 death (114 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 6 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 177, 3 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 209, 15 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 49 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 236, 15 deaths (101 recovered)
  • Panola County – 170, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 47 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 44, 1 death (25 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 172, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 189, 4 deaths (135 recovered)
  • Titus County – 143, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 23, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 18 (11 recovered)

May 17 – Panola County COVID-19 deaths jump to 20

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones has reported a staggering increase of deaths from COVID-19 in her county from 7 to 20. Jones also reported 6 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 176, and 38 recoveries.

May 17 – Nacogdoches, Rusk, Titus Counties report new COVID-19 cases

  • Harrison County reported 2 new cases, bringing the county total to 209
  • Nacogdoches County has reported four new cases, bringing its total to 234. The county has suffered 15 deaths, with three reported Saturday, and has 101 recoveries
  • Rusk County reported one new case, bringing its total to 44. The county has suffered one death and has 25 recoveries
  • Titus County has reported 11 new cases, bringing its total to 121

May 16 – East Texas climbs to 1,924 cases with 66 deaths, sees 613 recovered

  • Anderson County – 54 (10 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 139, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County -112, 11 deaths (73 recovered)
  • Camp County – 20 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 21 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 31, 1 death (15 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 177, 3 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 207, 15 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 49 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 230, 15 deaths (101 recovered)
  • Panola County – 170, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 47 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 43, 1 death (25 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 172, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 189, 4 deaths (135 recovered)
  • Titus County – 110, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 18 (11 recovered)

May 16 – Harrison County reports its 15th death to COVID-19

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims reported the county’s 15th death to COVID-19. In good news, he said the county had no new cases to report and has 30 recoveries.

May 16 – Nacogdoches County reports 3 new deaths from COVID-19

Nacogdoches County reported 3 new deaths due to COVID-19, raising its toll to 15. The county also reported a new case, bringing that number to 230. The county has 101 recoveries.

May 16 – Titus County hits triple digits in COVID-19 cases

Titus County joined the company of East Texas counties with 100 or more COVID-19 cases Saturday when Judge Brian Lee reported 100 confirmed cases Saturday. In Facebook posts and videos, he has attributed the growth of numbers to industry spread, or spread among employees of the county’s various manufacturing and food processing plants.

The county has suffered one death to date, of county resident Juan Soto.

May 16 – Camp County Judge announces new cases

Camp County Judge A.J. Mason announced 8 new cases of COVID-19 in that county, bringing the total to 20. Of those, 6 have recovered.

May 16 – Additional cases:

  • Anderson County reported 2 new cases, bringing its total to 54. The county has 10 recoveries.
  • Henderson County reported 1 new case, bringing its total to 49. The county has 13 recoveries.
  • Rusk County reported 2 new cases, bringing its total to 43. Both new cases are in the Kilgore area. The county has 25 recovered and has suffered 1 death.
  • Wood County has reported 1 new case, bringing its total to 18. The county has 11 recoveries.

May 15 – East Texas reports 1,898 cases, 62 deaths, and 613 recoveries

  • Anderson County – 52 (10 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 139, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County -122, 11 deaths (73 recovered)
  • Camp County – 16 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 21 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 31, 1 death (15 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 177, 3 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 207, 14 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 48 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 229, 12 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Panola County – 170, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 47 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 172, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 189, 4 deaths (135 recovered)
  • Titus County – 93, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 18
  • Van Zandt County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 17 (11 recovered)

May 15 – Gregg and Harrison Counties report new deaths from COVID-19

Gregg County reported its third death to COVID-19, a female nursing home resident in her 80s. The death comes amid a spike in case numbers, with the county reporting 26 new cases Thursday to bring its total to 177.

Harrison County reported three new deaths from COVID-19, bringing its total of deaths to 14. The county also reported six new cases, bringing that total to 207.

With the new deaths, Harrison County becomes the East Texas county with the highest number of reported fatalities from COVID-19.

May 15 – Titus County reports 14 new cases

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing that county’s total to 93. The county has suffered one death from the virus.

May 15 – Additional cases:

  • Anderson County – 54 (2 new), 10 recovered
  • Angelina County – 139 (8 new), 1 death, 30 recovered
  • Bowie County – 112 (1 new), 11 deaths, 73 recovered
  • Camp County – 14 cases (2 new), 16 recovered
  • Cass County – 21 cases (1 new), 19 recovered
  • Cherokee County – 31 (1 new), 1 death, 15 recovered
  • Nacogdoches – 229 cases (3 new), 12 deaths, 81 recovered
  • Polk County – 47 (1 new), 16 recovered
  • Shelby County – 172 (5 new), 5 deaths, 81 recovered
  • Upshur County – 18 (3 new)
  • Wood County – 18 (1 new), 11 recovered

May 13 – East Texas is now at 1822 cases with 58 deaths and 602 recoveries

  • Anderson County – 52 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 131, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County –111, 11 deaths (73 recovered)
  • Camp County – 12 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 30, 1 death (15 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 4 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 142, 2 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 201, 11 deaths (30 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 48 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 226, 11 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Panola County – 170, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 47 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 167, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 189, 4 deaths (106 recovered)
  • Titus County – 79, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 17 (11 recovered)

May 12 – Nacogdoches County announces 12th COVID-19 death, 2 cases

Two more cases have been confirmed in the area bringing the total to 226. They both come from long-term facilities. Additionally, another death has been reported bringing the total to 12.

May 12 – NET Health reports 10 additional cases

Smith County report 3 cases bringing total to 189. Anderson County adds 1 case bringing total to 52. Gregg County adds 3 cases bringing total to 30. Henderson County adds 1 case bringing total to 48. Wood County reports 2 cases bringing total to 17.

May 12 – Aditional Cases:

  • Camp County jumps 5 cases bringing total to 12
  • Morris County increased by 1 bringing the total to 10
  • Shelby County increased by 4 bringing the total to 167
  • Harrison County adds 1 new case bringing the total to 201
  • Cherokee County adds 3 new cases bringing total 30
  • Angelina County added 12 cases bringing total to 131 cases
  • Polk County adds 1 case bringing total to 47

May 13 – East Texas is now at 1783 cases with 57 deaths and 596 recoveries

  • Anderson County – 51 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 119, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County –111, 11 deaths (73 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 27, 1 death (15 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 138, 2 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 200, 11 deaths (25 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 47 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 224, 11 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Panola County – 170, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 46 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 2 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 163, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 186, 4 deaths (106 recovered)
  • Titus County – 79, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 15 (10 recovered)

May 12 – NET Health reports 4 COVID-19 cases across six counties

Smith County reported one new case bringing the total to 186. Gregg County reported two new cases bringing the total to 138. Anderson County reported one new case bringing the total to 51.

May 12 – Franklin County announces 4th coronavirus case

Franklin County announced its fourth case of coronavirus Wednesday afternoon. There are still currently three active cases in the small East Texas county and one recovery.

May 12 – Additional Cases

  • Titus County announces 39 new cases (20 which are from mobile testing site) bringing total to 79.
  • Shelby County increased by 5 bringing the total to 163
  • Cherokee County reports 2 more cases bringing the total to 27
  • Polk County announces 6 more cases bringing the total to 46
  • Harrison County reports 3 new cases bringing the total to 200
  • Bowie County reports 4 new cases bringing the total to 111
  • Nacogdoches reports 4 new cases bringing total to 224

May 12 – East Texas is now at 1,710 cases with 57 deaths and 580 recoveries.

  • Anderson County – 50 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 119, 1 death (30 recovered)
  • Bowie County –107, 11 deaths (68 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 25, 1 death (15 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 136, 2 deaths (52 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 197, 11 deaths (25 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 47 (13 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9 (4 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 220, 11 deaths (69 recovered)
  • Panola County – 170, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 40 (16 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 2 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 22, 1 death (11 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 158, 5 deaths (81 recovered)
  • Smith County – 185, 4 deaths (106 recovered)
  • Titus County – 40, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 22, 1 death (13 recovered)
  • Wood County – 15 (10 recovered)

May 12 – Shelby County reports 158 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths from virus

SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 158.

The county has suffered five deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and has 81 recoveries.

May 12 – Angelina, Polk, San Augustine Counties report new cases

  • Angelina County added 2 cases, bringing its total to 119. The county has suffered 1 death, has 4 patients hospitalized, and is reporting 30 patients recovered.
  • Polk County has added 5 cases, bringing its total to 40. It has 16 recoveries.
  • San Augustine County has 1 new case, bringing its total to 22. The county has suffered 1 death, has 2 patients hospitalized, and has 11 patients recovered.

The new numbers, released Tuesday evening, lifted the East Texas region over the 1,700 mark to 1,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

May 12 – Nacogdoches County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

Nacogdoches County reported 3 new cases, bringing its total to 220. The county continues to lead East Texas in the number of confirmed cases, and is tied with Bowie and Harrison County for the most number of deaths at 11 each.

The county also reported 2 new recoveries, bringing that number to 69.

May 12 – Harrison County reports 8 new cases

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims has announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in his county.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 197.

The county has suffered 11 deaths from the virus but also is reporting 25 recoveries.

May 12 – Van Zant reports 4 new cases

Four new cases were announced, bringing the county’s total to 22. The cases are all classified as community spread, and the patients are isolating at home.

May 12 – Smith County announces 7 cases, 19 recoveries

Seven new cases were confirmed bringing the total to 185. The number of recoveries increased by 19 bringing the total to 125. That means that 67.6% of individuals who have reported of the coronavirus in Smith County have now recovered.

May 12 – Titus County announces 1st death from COVID-19, adds 1 new case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee has announced the county’s first death from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Lee also reported the county’s 40th case of COVID-19, a male in the 20-29 year old age range.

May 12 – Cherokee County reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

The new cases bring the county’s total to 25.

The county reports that of those 25, 15 have recovered, 9 are active, and 1 patient has died.

Three cases have been travel related and 20 cases have been determined to be acquired through community spread. Out of the nine active cases, four of the cases are residents of a state facility in Cherokee County and five are county residence.

May 12 – Panola County announces 5 new cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones has reported five new cases of COVID-19 in her county.

The new patients are 28 years old, 46 years old, 53 years old, 54 years old, and 63 years old.

These new cases, combined with others announced over the weekend, bring Panola County’s total number of cases to 170.

The county has suffered 7 deaths from the virus.

May 12 – Nacogdoches County reports 11 new cases

Nacogdoches County reported 11 new cases late Monday night.

The county also removed one previously reported case, a 50-59 year old female, who has been identified as a resident of another county.

The new cases and revision give the county 217 cases, with 67 recoveries and 11 deaths.

May 12 – Additional cases:

  • Gregg County reported 5 new cases, bringing its total to 136 cases. The county has 2 deaths and 52 recoveries.
  • Henderson County reported 1 new case, bringing its total to 47. The county has 13 recoveries.

May 11 – East Texas is now at 1,638 cases with 55 deaths and 500 recoveries.

  • Anderson County – 50 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 117, 1 death (19 recovered)
  • Bowie County –107, 11 deaths (68 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (20 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 131, 2 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 189, 11 deaths (20 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 46 (8 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9
  • Nacogdoches County – 207, 11 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Panola County – 159, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 35 (11 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 2 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death (7 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 152, 4 deaths (70 recovered)
  • Smith County – 178, 4 deaths (106 recovered)
  • Titus County – 39 (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (9 recovered)
  • Wood County – 15 (9 recovered)

May 11 – Bowie County reports 2 cases, 11th death

Two more cases were announced in Bowie County bringing the total to 107 and an additional death bringing the total to 11. The death means that Bowie is now tied with Nacogdoches and Harrison Counties for the most coronavirus deaths in East Texas. Nacogdoches also has the most overall cases at 207.

May 11 – Additional cases:

  • Nacogdoches adds 4 bringing the total to 207
  • Smith County reports 4 cases bringing total to 178
  • Titus County adds 2 cases bringing total to 39
  • Harrison County adds 1 case bringing total to 189
  • Anderson County adds 2 cases bringing total to 50
  • Angelina County jumps 10 cases bringing total to 117
  • Shelby County reports 3 cases bringing total to 152
  • Gregg County jumps 12 cases bringing total to 131
  • Henderson County reports 3 cases bringing total to 46
  • Wood County reports one case bringing total to 15

May 10 – East Texas is now at a total of 1,594. The region has suffered 54 deaths from the virus and has 426 recovered cases.

  • Anderson County – 48 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 107, 1 death (19 recovered, 1 hospitalized)
  • Bowie County –105, 10 deaths
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (16 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 119, 2 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 188, 11 deaths (18 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 43 (8 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 8 (4 recovered)
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9
  • Nacogdoches County – 203, 11 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Panola County – 159, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 35 (11 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 2 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death (7 recovered, 2 hospitalized)
  • Shelby County – 149, 4 deaths (70 recovered)
  • Smith County – 174, 4 deaths (106 recovered, 44 hospitalized)
  • Titus County – 37 (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (9 recovered)
  • Wood County – 14 (9 recovered)

May 10 – East Texas counties report new COVID-19 cases

  • Harrison County is reporting 4 new cases, bringing its total to 188.
  • Henderson County is reporting 2 new cases, bringing its count to 43.
  • Hopkins County reported 1 new case, bringing its total to 8. The county has 4 active cases and 4 recovered cases.
  • Nacogdoches County has 1 new case, bringing its total to 203. The county also is reporting 56 recovered cases, 11 deaths, and 1,010 tests administered to date.
  • Titus County has 2 new case, bringing its total to 37. The new patient is male, 50-59 years old and the second is male, 50-59 years old.

May 9 – East Texas adds 30 cases bringing the total to 1,584

  • Anderson County – 48 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 107, 1 death (19 recovered, 1 hospitalized)
  • Bowie County –105, 10 deaths
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (16 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 119, 2 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 184, 11 deaths (18 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 41 (8 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 7
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9
  • Nacogdoches County – 202, 11 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Panola County – 159, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 35 (11 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 2 (1 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death (7 recovered, 2 hospitalized)
  • Shelby County – 149, 4 deaths (70 recovered)
  • Smith County – 174, 4 deaths (106 recovered, 44 hospitalized)
  • Titus County – 35 (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (9 recovered)
  • Wood County – 14 (9 recovered)

May 9 – Shelby County COVID-19 cases increase to 149

Shelby County has seen its number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increase from 129 to 149 since Tuesday.

The latest figure of 149 has been confirmed by the Texas State Department of State Health Services.

The county has suffered four deaths from the virus, and reports 70 cases as recovered. About 425 tests have been administered.

May 9 – Panola County revises COVID-19 numbers down

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones has revised her county’s number of COVID-19 cases down from a high of 168 to 159.

In a Facebook post, Jones said she is making the revision after going over information about patients listed for her county and discovering that several of them were nurses who do not live in the county.

Those nurses, who work at one or more of the local nursing homes affected by the virus, live in Shelby County, according to Jones.

May 9 – Additional cases:

  • Titus County adds 2 bringing the total to 45
  • Nacogdoches County – Adds 4 bringing total to 202, 11 deaths
  • Sabine County – Adds 1 bringing total to 2
  • Anderson County – Adds 2 bringing total to 48
  • Gregg County – Adds 1 bringing total to 19, 2 deaths

May 8 – Three more East Texans die from COVID-19, region adds 43 cases to tally, bringing totals to 1,560 cases and 50 deaths

  • Anderson County – 46 (9 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 107, 1 death (19 recovered, 1 hospitalized)
  • Bowie County –105, 10 deaths
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Cass County – 20 (16 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 118, 2 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 184, 11 deaths (18 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 41 (8 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 7
  • Houston County – 21
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9
  • Nacogdoches County – 198, 11 deaths
  • Panola County – 166, 7 deaths
  • Polk County – 35 (11 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (22 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 1
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death (7 recovered, 2 hospitalized)
  • Shelby County – 129
  • Smith County – 174, 4 deaths (106 recovered, 44 hospitalized)
  • Titus County – 33 (6 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (9 recovered)
  • Wood County – 14 (9 recovered)

May 8 – Angelina County reports 1st death, 7 new cases of COVID-19

Angelina County announced its first death in the spread of COVID-19 and added 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 107.

The county has 19 recovered patients.

May 8 – Harrison County reports 2 new deaths, 12 new cases of COVID-19

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims reported two new deaths from COVID-19 in his county and 12 new cases.

“Today, with a heavy heart, I do report 2 more fatalities plus 12 new positive cases of the coronavirus in Harrison County,” Sims posted on Facebook. “That brings our totals to 184 positive cases, 11 fatalities and 18 recoveries. Many are affected directly by this virus, not only lives but livelihoods. Please remember all those affected in your prayers.”

The county has suffered 11 deaths from COVID-19.

May 8 – Anderson County reports 5 new cases of COVID-19

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston has received notification today of five new confirmed cases for a total of 46 COVID-19 cases.

The county has 9 recovered cases.

May 8 – Smith County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19

Smith County has four new cases of COVID-19, according to the Tyler-Smith County Joint Information Center.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 174, with 106 patients recovered. Of the cases, 143 are community spread and 31 are travel related. Ninety-one patients are male and 83 female.

May 8 – Additional cases:

  • Houston County – 5 new cases for a total of 21
  • Titus County – 3 new cases for a total of 33
  • Henderson County – 5 new cases for a total of 41
  • Gregg County – 1 new case for a total of 118
  • Wood County – 1 new cases for a total of 14

May 7 – East Texas is now at a total of 1517 cases with 398 recoveries and 47 deaths

  • Panola County – 166, 7 deaths (12 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 198, 11 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 172, 9 deaths (22 recovered)
  • Smith County – 170, 4 deaths (95 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 144
  • Gregg County – 117, 2 death (47 recovered)
  • Bowie County –105, 10 deaths (68 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 100 (19 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (21 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 41 (9 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 6 (6 recovered)
  • Polk County – 35
  • Titus County – 29 (6 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death
  • Cass County – 20 (16 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Wood County – 13 (5 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9 (0 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 3 (1 recovered)
  • Sabine County – 1

May 6 – Harrison County adds 8 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims has announced eight new cases bringing the total to 172 and one more deaths bringing the total to nine.

May 6 – Smith County adds 5 cases to COVID-19 count

Five new cases were confirmed in Smith County bringing the total to 170. There are no recent deaths in the county and the recovered cases remain at 95.

May 6 – Angelina, Polk Counties report new COVID-19 cases

The Angelina County & Cities Health District has announced new COVID-19 cases in Angelina and Polk Counties. Angelina County is reporting seven new cases, bringing its total to 100. Polk County has five new cases, bringing its total to 35.

May 6 – Additional Cases:

  • Franklin County adds case bringing total to three
  • Anderson County adds 1 bringing total to 41
  • Titus adds two cases bringing total to 29
  • Shelby County jumps 15 cases to a total of 144
  • Gregg County adds eight cases bringing total to 117
  • Henderson County reports two cases bringing total to 36
  • Wood County adds two cases bringing total to 13.

May 6 – East Texas is now at a total of 1474 cases with 396 recoveries and 46 deaths

  • Panola County – 166, 7 deaths (12 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 198, 11 deaths (48 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 164, 8 deaths (22 recovered)
  • Smith County – 165, 4 deaths (95 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 129
  • Gregg County – 109, 2 death (47 recovered)
  • Bowie County –105, 10 deaths (68 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 93 (19 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 41, 1 death (21 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 40 (9 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 34 (6 recovered)
  • Polk County – 30
  • Titus County – 27 (6 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death
  • Cass County – 20 (15 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 15 (3 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Wood County – 11 (5 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9 (0 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 2
  • Sabine County – 1

May 6 – Smith County reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

NET Health confirmed nine new cases in Smith County bringing the total to 165.

May 6 – Titus County reports 6 COVID-19 cases

Titus County Judge Brian Lee confirmed six additional cases in the area bringing the total to 27.

A breakdown of the cases is below:

  • Male in his 50s
  • Female in her 50s
  • Female in her 20s
  • Female in her 30s
  • Female in her 40s
  • Male in his 40s

May 6 – Panola County revises faulty COVID-19 numbers; judge cites ‘reporting error’

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones announced Wednesday morning that 25 cases of COVID-19 were over-reported, resulting in a slightly inflated number for the area.

Judge Jones said that the real number as of this writing is now at 166, down from 191 entering Wednesday.

74 of those cases are at Briarcliff nursing home in Carthage, which has faced backlash for its response to the virus.

May 6 – Additional Cases:

  • Nacogdoches County reports 14 new cases bringing total to 198
  • Cass County reports one case bringing total to 20
  • Bowie County reports one case bringing total to 105
  • Anderson County confirms two cases bringing total to 40
  • Rusk County adds one case bringing total to 41
  • Harrison County reports seven new cases bringing total to 164
  • Angelina County reports seven new cases bringing total to 93
  • Gregg County adds two cases bringing total to 109
  • Henderson County adds one case bringing total to 34

May 5 – East Texas is now at a total of 1,449 cases with 363 recoveries and 46 deaths.

  • Panola County – 191, 7 deaths (12 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 184, 11 deaths (39 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 157, 8 deaths (22 recovered)
  • Smith County – 156, 4 deaths (95 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 129
  • Gregg County – 107, 2 death (47 recovered)
  • Bowie County –104, 10 deaths (50 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 86 (19 recovered)
  • Rusk County – 40, 1 death (17 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 38 (9 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 33 (6 recovered)
  • Polk County – 30
  • Titus County – 21 (6 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 21, 1 death
  • Cass County – 19 (14 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 18, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Van Zandt County – 18, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 15 (2 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Wood County – 11 (5 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9 (0 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (6 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2 (2 recovered)
  • Franklin County – 2
  • Sabine County – 1

May 5 – NET Health releases new COVID-19 numbers

Gregg County jumped seven cases with a new total at 107. They also reported five new recoveries with a total of 47. That is almost 44% of cases that have recovered.

NET Health reported one new case in Henderson County bringing the total to 33. They had no new recoveries, which sits at six.

Anderson County jumped four cases with a total of 38. They also reported five new recoveries bringing the total to nine.

Van Zandt cases increased by two with a new total of 18. They also did not report any additional recoveries which sit at six.

May 5 – Bowie County COVID-19 cases rise to 104, Cass County reports 19 cases

Bowie County added one case bringing the total to 104. Cass Couny also added one bringing the total to 19.

May 5

May 5 – Smith County reports 1 new case, 4 additional recoveries

NET Health confirmed one new case bringing the total number to 156 with 95 recoveries.

May 5 – Additional Cases:

  • Titus County reports new case bringing total to 21
  • Anderson County reports 4 new cases bringing total to 38
  • Harrison County reports 11 cases bringing total to 157
  • Cherokee County adds one case bringing total to 18
  • Angelina County reports 13 cases bringing total to 86
  • San Augustine County confirms two cases bringing total to 21
  • Panola County reports new case bringing total to 191
  • Rusk County reports two cases bringing total to 40
  • Shelby County jumps 12 cases bringing total to 129

May 4 – East Texas is now at a total of 1,393 with 318 recoveries and 46 deaths.

  • Panola County – 190, 7 deaths (12 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 184, 11 deaths (39 recovered)
  • Smith County – 155, 4 deaths (91 recovered)
  • Harrison County – 146, 8 deaths (22 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 117
  • Bowie County –103, 10 deaths (50 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 100, 2 death (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 79
  • Rusk County – 38, 1 death (15 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 34 (4 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 32 (6 recovered)
  • Polk County – 30
  • Titus County – 20
  • San Augustine County – 19, 1 death
  • Cass County – 18 (14 recovered)
  • Cherokee County – 17, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 16, 1 death (6 recovered)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 15 (1 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 13 (3 recovered)
  • Wood County – 11 (5 recovered)
  • Morris County – 9 (0 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (5 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recovered)
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 2
  • Sabine County – 1

May 4 – Gregg County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

A second resident in Longview has died from the coronavirus bringing the total number of deaths in Gregg County to two.

Longview Mayor Andy Mack reported five new cases in the city along with the new death. That brings the total cases in Gregg County to 100 with 43 recoveries.

May 4 – Harrison County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

The Harrison County Judge reported six new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 146.

May 4

May 4 – Bowie County reports 1 COVID-19 death, 2 new cases

Bowie County health officials announced Monday afternoon that a 10th person had died from the coronavirus.

Two new cases were confirmed bringing the total to 103 with 53 recoveries.

May 4 – Smith County confirms 9 new cases, 91 recoveries

NET Health announced new cases in Smith County and new recoveries. Nine new cases were confirmed bringing the total to 155 with 91 recoveries.

May 4 – Wood County confirms 11th case

Wood County announced Monday afternoon that it had confirmed its 11th case of coronavirus, according to a release from Judge Lucy Hebron.

The statement said that the case is believed to be community spread.

Of the 11 total cases, five have recovered from the virus.

May 4 – Nacogdoches County reports 3 deaths, 15 COVID-19 cases

Nacogdoches County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 179 with 39 recoveries.

Of the confirmed cases below is a breakdown:

  • County residents (5)
  • City residents (5

Three deaths were confirmed bringing the total number of deaths to 11 which is the highest in East Texas. The breakdown of the most recent deaths is below:

  • Male in his 60s (Hospitalized before passing)
  • Female in her 70s (Hospitalized before passing)
  • Female in her 80s (Long-term facility)

In addition to the deaths, 15 cases were reported bringing the total to 184.

A breakdown of the cases are below:

  • County residents (5)
  • City residents (5)
  • Female in her 60s (City)
  • Male in his 50s (City)
  • Female in her 50s (County)
  • Female in her 20s (County)
  • Male in his 40s (City)

Nacogdoches has the second highest cases in East Texas with Panola leading at 190.

May 4 – Trinity County adds 5 COVID-19 cases

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Trinity County Judge Richard Steptoe announced new cases in the area on Monday. Five new cases have been confirmed bringing the total to 13 with three recoveries.

Below is a breakdown of the active cases:

  • Glendale Area
    • Male in his 50s
    • 44-year-old Male
  • Trinity Area
    • Male in his 70s
    • Female in her 60s
    • 54-year-old Female
  • Apple Springs Area
    • Female in her 60s
    • 62-year-old Female
    • 26-year-old Female
  • Two additional cases with no location

May 4 – Additional Cases:

  • Cass County adds 1 case for a total of 18.
  • Polk adds 10 cases bringing the total to 30
  • Angelina County adds 24 cases bringing the total to 79
  • Anderson County adds two cases bringing the total to 34
  • Rusk County adds 1 case bringing the total to 38
  • Cherokee County adds 1 case bringing the total to 17
  • Henderson reports 1 case, bringing total to 32

May 3 – East Texas added 25 cases bringing the total to 1,312 with 290 recoveries and 41 deaths.

  • Smith County – 146, 4 deaths (85 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 169, 8 deaths (34 recovered)
  • Panola County – 190, 7 deaths (12 recovered)
  • Bowie County –101, 9 deaths (50 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 117
  • Harrison County – 140, 8 deaths (22 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 95, 1 death (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 55
  • Rusk County – 37, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 31 (6 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 32 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 20
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 19, 1 death
  • Titus County – 20
  • Cherokee County – 16, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 16, 1 death (0 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 15 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 8
  • Morris County – 9 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 2
  • Sabine County – 1

May 3 – Harrison County jumps 18 cases, 1 death

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims has announced 18 new COVID-19 cases for the county and one new death from the illness. The new numbers bring the county to 140 cases and eight deaths.

May 3 – Henderson County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

Henderson County announced three new confirmed cases of COVID-10 Sunday. The new cases bring the county’s total to 31.

May 3 – Additional cases:

  • Titus County reported 3 new cases bringing the total to 20
    • Male in 50s, Male in 40s, Female in 20s
  • Morris County reported 1 new case bringing the total to 9
  • Longview adds 6 cases to Gregg County’s total bringing total to 95

May 2 – East Texas adds 22 new cases and 1 new death bringing the total to 1,281 with 283 recoveries and 40 deaths.

  • Smith County – 146, 4 deaths (85 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 169, 8 deaths (34 recovered)
  • Panola County – 190, 7 deaths (12 recovered)
  • Bowie County –101, 9 deaths (50 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 117
  • Harrison County – 122, 7 deaths (15 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 89, 1 death (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 55
  • Rusk County – 37, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 28 (6 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 32 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 20
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 19, 1 death
  • Titus County – 17
  • Cherokee County – 16, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 16, 1 death (0 recovered)c
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 15 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Camp County – 7 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 8
  • Morris County – 8 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 2
  • Sabine County – 1

May 2 – Gregg County reports its first death from COVID-19

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in East Texas rose by 1 Saturday when Gregg County announced that a nursing home resident had died of the virus.

The patient had bee hospitalized a week ago for symptoms resembling a stroke and was later diagnosed with COVID-19.

The patient, a woman in her 70s, was Gregg County’s first recorded death from the virus.

Longview Mayor Andy Mack also reported 2 new cases in Longview, bringing the city’s total to 66 and Gregg County’s total to 89.

May 2

May 2 – Panola County adds 13 new cases to its tally

Panola County raised its total of COVID-19 cases to 190 Saturday when officials there announced 13 new cases. The county leads East Texas in the number of cases.

The new patients are:

  • Female, 20-30 years old
  • Male, 20-30 years old
  • Female, 40-50 years old
  • Male, 50-60 years old
  • Male, 50-60 years old
  • Male, 70-80 years old
  • Male, 80+ years old
  • Four female employees from Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center

May 2 – Smith County Sheriff’s Office reports 2 new cases in the jail

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office reported two new COVID-19 cases in the jail, one an inmate and one a detention officer. Both cases were from the north jail facility, where all current positive COVID-19 cases have originated.

The inmate has been transported to a secure facility at the Gregg County Jail where the four additional positive Smith County inmates are quarantined. The Detention Officer has been under self-quarantine in a residence since the time of the exhibited symptoms. This brings the total to six Smith County Jail personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 with one who has fully recovered.

May 2 – Additional cases:

  • Harrison County reported 2 new cases, bringing its total to 122
  • Morris County added 3 new cases, bringing its total to 8
  • Marion County reported 1 new case, bringing its total to 15
  • Camp County Judge AJ Mason reported 1 case bringing the total to 7

May 1 – Friday ends with 82 new cases reported, raising the East Texas total to 1,259 with 281 recoveries

  • Smith County – 146, 4 deaths (85 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 169, 8 deaths (34 recovered)
  • Panola County – 177, 7 deaths (10 recovered)
  • Bowie County –101, 9 deaths (50 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 117
  • Harrison County – 120, 7 deaths (15 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 87 (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 55
  • Rusk County – 37, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 28 (6 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 32 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 20
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 19, 1 death
  • Titus County – 17
  • Cherokee County – 16, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 16, 1 death (0 recovered)c
  • Upshur County – 15
  • Marion County – 14 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 10 (4 recovered)
  • Camp County – 6 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 8
  • Morris County – 5 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 6 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 2
  • Sabine County – 1

May 1 – NET Health reported new cases for the counties in its jurisdiction

  • Smith County – 4 new cases for a total of 146
  • Gregg County – 3 new cases for a total of 87
  • Henderson County – 3 new cases for a total of 28
  • Van Zandt County – 1 new case for a total of 16
  • Wood County – 1 new case for a total of 10
  • Anderson County – 2 new cases for a total of 32

May 1 – Panola County reports 5 new cases

Panola County remained the county with more cases than any other in East Texas when it added 5 cases Friday. The new cases included two women from DeBerry, a woman from Carthage, and two nursing home patients.

Panola County has a total of 177 cases, with 7 deaths and 10 patients recovered.

May 1 – Nacogdoches County reports 11 new cases

Nacogdoches County upped its total case count to 169 when it added 11 new cases Friday.

The county has suffered 8 deaths, but also is reporting 34 patients recovered.

May 1 – Harrison County reports 12 new cases

Harrison County added 12 new cases Friday, bringing its total to 120.

The county reported 49 new cases this week. It has suffered 7 deaths but also is reporting 15 recoveries.

May 1 – Additional cases:

  • Hopkins County added 2 new cases, bringing its total to 6
  • Bowie County added 2 new cases, bringing its total to 101
  • Marion County added 1 new case, bringing its total to 14
  • Upshur County added 2 new cases, bringing its total to 15
  • Angelina County added 2 new cases, bringing its total to 55
  • Cherokee County added 2 new cases, bringing its total to 16
  • San Augustine County added 3 new cases, bringing its total to 19
  • Polk County added 6 new cases, bringing its total to 20
  • Franklin County added 1 new case, bringing its total to 2
  • Texas DSHS added 16 for Shelby County bringing the total to 117
  • Texas DSHS added 3 for Trinity County bringing the total to 8

April 30 – Thursday’s total comes to 1177 with 39 deaths and 279 recoveries

  • Smith County – 142, 4 deaths (85 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 158, 8 deaths (32 recovered)
  • Panola County – 172, 7 deaths (10 recovered)
  • Bowie County –99, 9 deaths (50 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 101
  • Harrison County – 108, 7 deaths (15 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 84 (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 53
  • Rusk County – 37, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 25 (6 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 30 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 14
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Titus County – 17
  • Cherokee County – 14, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 15, 1 death (0 recovered)c
  • Upshur County – 13
  • Marion County – 13 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 9 (4 recovered)
  • Camp County – 6 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 4 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 16
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 30 – Harrison County reports 13 cases

The Harrison County Judge confirmed 13 new cases bringing the total to 108 with 15 recoveries.

April 30 – Bowie County reports 5 cases

Bowie County officials announced five new cases bringing the total to 99 with 50 recoveries. They also announced another death bringing the total to nine, which is the highest in East Texas.

April 30 – Titus County reports new case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported the 17th case. The individual is a 33-year-old female.

April 30 – Houston County reports 9 cases

According to a Facebook post by the City of Crockett, the city received notice Thursday there nine Houston County residents had tested positive for COVID-19.

April 30 – Anderson County announces 1 new COVID-19 case

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnson announced a new confirmed case of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 30. Recoveries still stand at two.

April 30 – Van Zandt County reports 15th case of COVID-19

Van Zandt County Judge Don Kirkpatrick has reported a new case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 15.

The new case is located in the city of Van and is classified as community spread. The patient is hospitalized.

April 30 – Nacogdoches County reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, including a child

Nacogdoches County is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 158.

The new cases include a male child in the 0-9 age range, another male in the 10-18 age range, and two females in the 90-99 age range.

Other cases include:

  • Female, 19-29
  • Male, 30-39
  • Female 30-39
  • Female 50-59
  • Female, 60-69
  • Female, 80-89

Four of the new cases are from long-term care facilities and two are from a household with previously reported cases.

April 30 – Wood County announces 9th COVID-19 case

Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron has reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 bringing the total to nine with four recoveries.

April 30 – Panola County reports 4 cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones confirmed 4 additional cases bringing the total to 172. Panola County is still the county with the highest reported cases in East Texas.

April 29 – Wednesday’s total comes to 1132 with 38 deaths and 270 recoveries

  • Smith County – 142, 4 deaths (85 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 148, 8 deaths (32 recovered)
  • Panola County – 168, 7 deaths (10 recovered)
  • Bowie County –94, 8 deaths (47 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 101
  • Harrison County – 95, 7 deaths (13 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 84 (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 53
  • Rusk County – 37, 1 death (12 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 25 (6 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 29 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 14
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Titus County – 16
  • Cherokee County – 14, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 14, 1 death (0 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 13
  • Marion County – 13 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 8
  • Camp County – 6 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 4 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 7
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 29 – Panola County reports 28 cases

Panola County Judge reported 28 new cases in the county.

With 28 additional cases, Panola County now leads East Texas in the COVID-19 case count at 168. Nacogdoches County follows behind at 148 cases with Smith County coming up at 142.

Judge Jones said of those 28, four have been confirmed from the mobile testing opportunities over the weekend.

April 29 – Nacogdoches County reports 10 new cases

Officials reported 10 new cases bringing the total to 148, the highest total in East Texas. Smith County follows just behind at 142.

Nacogdoches County also has 34 recoveries with eight deaths. They tie with Bowie County int he number of deaths with the most recent reported on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, a breakdown is below:

  • Female in her 80s (3)
  • Female in her 90s (3)
  • Female in her 30s
  • Male in his 60s
  • Male in his 90s
  • Male in his 80s

April 29 – Houston County reports 4 new cases

Houston County has confirmed four new cases bringing the total to seven. Each individual is located outside central cities and within Houston County limits.

  • Grapeland Area – 5
  • Crockett Area – 1
  • Pennington Area – 1

April 29 – Smith County reports 4th death, 3 new case

NET Health confirmed three new cases in Smith County bringing the total to 142. They also confirmed an additional death bringing the total to four. Currently, there are 85 recoveries.

April 29 – Angelina County jumps 8 cases

Angelina County & Cities Health District reported eight new cases bringing the total to 53.

April 29 – Wood County increases by 1 case

NET Health confirmed an additional case in Wood County bringing the total to eight.

April 29 – Marion County reports 4 new cases

Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur confirmed four additional cases bringing the total to 13.

April 29 – Rusk County reports new case

Rusk County OEM reported an additional case bringing the total to 37 with 12 recoveries.

April 29 – Harrison County jumps 7 cases

Harrison County Judge confirmed seven new cases bringing the total to 9 with 13 recoveries.

April 29 – Gregg County cases increase by 14

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt confirmed 14 new cases bringing the total to 84. Of those, six are residents of the Highland Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Longview.

April 29 – Shelby County reports 3 cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County has three new cases bringing the total to 101.

April 29 – Anderson County confirms 3 cases

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston confirmed three COVID-19 cases for a total of 29 and two recoveries.

April 28 – Tuesday’s total comes to 1050 with 37 deaths and 261 recoveries

  • Smith County – 139, 3 deaths (85 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 138, 8 deaths (32 recovered)
  • Panola County – 140, 7 deaths (10 recovered)
  • Bowie County –94, 8 deaths (47 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 94
  • Harrison County – 83, 7 deaths (8 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 70 (43 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 45
  • Rusk County – 36, 1 death (10 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 25 (6 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 26 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 14
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Titus County – 16
  • Cherokee County – 14, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 14, 1 death (0 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 13
  • Marion County – 9 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 7
  • Camp County – 6 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 4 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 28 – Titus County reports 16th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee confirmed a 16th COVID-19 case in the county. The individual is a 49-year-old female.

April 28 – Nacogdoches County reports 1 case, 1 death

Nacogdoches County Emergency Management reported a new case on Tuesday bringing the total to 138 with 32 recoveries. They follow behind Smith County (139 cases Tuesday) with the second-highest cases in East Texas.

The individual is a female in the Nacogdoches city limits in her 20s. She is also in a household with previously reported cases.

Nacogdoches County also announced another death bringing the total to eight, which ties with Bowie County. The individual was a male in his 70s who died while in the hospital.

April 28 – Henderson releases 0 new cases, 6 recoveries

NET Health confirmed zero new cases for Henderson County, but six recoveries.

April 28 – Gregg County increases by 1 case, 7 recoveries

NET Health reported one additional COVID-19 case for Gregg County bringing the total to 70 and 43 recoveries.

April 28 – Henderson County confirms additional case

Henderson County Emergency Management have confirmed an additional case bringing the total to 25.

April 28 – Anderson County reports 3 new cases

Anderson County Judge Ropert Johnston reported three new cases bringing the total to 26 with two recoveries.

April 28 – Rusk County reports 2 new cases

Rusk County OEM reported two new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 36 with 10 recoveries.

April 28 – Harrison County reports 5 new cases, additional recoveries

Harrison County Judge reported five new cases bringing the total to 88 with eight recoveries.

April 28 – Smith County announces 9 recoveries, 0 new cases of coronavirus

Smith County announced that no new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, keeping the total 139. Health officials also said that nine new patients have recovered for a total of 85.

April 28 – Panola County reports 41 new cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones reported 41 new cases bringing the total to 140. A new death was reported in Panola County which brings the total to 7 deaths. Five are residents and one was an employee. The seventh is unknown at this time. The nursing home has 65 pending tests and the county has 10 recoveries.

April 27 – Monday’s total comes to 995 with 35 deaths and 222 recoveries

  • Smith County – 139, 3 deaths (76 recovered)
  • Nacogdoches County – 137, 7 deaths (32 recovered)
  • Panola County – 99, 6 deaths (7 recovered)
  • Bowie County –94, 8 deaths (47 recovered)
  • Shelby County – 94
  • Harrison County – 83, 7 deaths (6 recovered)
  • Gregg County – 69 (36 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 45
  • Rusk County – 34, 1 death (9 recovered)
  • Henderson County – 24 (0 recovered)
  • Anderson County – 23 (2 recovered)
  • Polk County – 14
  • Cass County – 17 (8 recovered)
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Titus County – 15
  • Cherokee County – 14, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 14, 1 death (0 recovered)
  • Upshur County – 13
  • Marion County – 9 (1 recovered)
  • Wood County – 7
  • Camp County – 6 (5 recovered)
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5 (0 recovered)
  • Hopkins County – 4 (4 recoveries)
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 27 – Nacogdoches County confirms 14 new COVID-19 cases

Nacogdoches County reported 14 new cases bringing the total to 137 with 32 recoveries. Six of the new cases are from three different households and two of the cases are in two households that had cases confirmed previously.

April 27

April 27 – Shelby County jumps 12 cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County is now reporting 98 cases which is an increase of 12.

April 27 – Gregg County confirms 3 new cases

NET Health released new numbers on Monday stating Gregg County had three new cases bringing the total to 69. The county also has 36 recoveries which are determined by an individual’s physician. However, that is over 50 percent of the cases in Gregg County.

April 27 – Van Zandt County reports 1 new case

NET Health confirmed 1 new case in Van Zandt bringing the total to 14. The case is believed to be community spread and the individual is recovering at home. The person is located within Chandler city limits.

April 27 – Harrison County confirms 4 additional cases

Harrison County Judge reports four new cases bringing the total to 83 with six recoveries.

April 27

April 27 – Cass County reports new case

Cass County reported a new case bringing the total to 17 with eight recoveries.

April 27 – Bowie County reports one death, one new case

Bowie County reported one new case bringing the total to 94 with 47 recoveries. They also reported an additional death bringing the total to eight which leads East Texas.

April 27 – Anderson County announces four new cases

Judge Robert Johnston confirmed four new cases for a total of 23 and two recovered cases.

April 27 – Angelina County reports 9 new cases

Angelina County & Cities Health District announced nine new cases bringing the total to 45.

April 27 – Smith County announces 7 new COVID-19 cases

Smith County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday for a total of 139. Smith County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday for a total of 139.

April 27 – Cherokee County reports one new case

Cherokee County Public Health reported an additional COVID-19 case in Cherokee County on Monday bringing the total to 14.

April 26 – Sunday’s total comes to 937 with 34 deaths

  • Smith County – 132, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 123, 7 deaths
  • Panola County – 99, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –93, 7 deaths
  • Shelby County – 86
  • Harrison County – 79, 7 deaths
  • Gregg County – 66
  • Angelina County – 36
  • Rusk County – 34, 1 death
  • Henderson County – 24
  • Anderson County – 19
  • Polk County – 18
  • Cass County – 16
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Titus County – 15
  • Cherokee County – 14, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 13
  • Marion County – 9
  • Wood County – 7
  • Camp County – 6
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 26 – Nacogdoches County reports new case

Nacogdoches County reported one new COVID-19 case bringing the total to 123. The individual is a female in her 50s and a city resident.

April 26

April 26 – Marion County reports 2 new cases

Marion County Judge Leward J. LaFleur reported two more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to nine.

April 26 – Harrison County reports 8 new cases

The Harrison County Judge reported an additional eight cases bringing the total to 79 cases. During the mobile testing on Saturday, the Texas National Guard was able to administer 73 tests.

April 25 – East Texas goes over 900 cases of COVID-19

East Texas has 926 cases of COVID-19. The region has suffered 34 deaths from the illness.

  • Smith County – 132, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 122, 7 deaths
  • Bowie County –93, 7 deaths
  • Shelby County – 86
  • Panola County – 99, 6 deaths
  • Harrison County – 71, 7 deaths
  • Gregg County – 66 (36 recovered)
  • Angelina County – 36
  • Rusk County – 34, 1 death
  • Henderson County – 24
  • Polk County – 18
  • Anderson County – 19
  • Cass County – 16
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Titus County – 15
  • Cherokee County – 13, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 13
  • Wood County – 7
  • Camp County – 6
  • Marion County – 7
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 25 – NET Health reports new COVID-19 cases for Anderson and Gregg County

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Northeast Texas Public Health District has reported new COVID-19 cases for Anderson and Gregg as of Saturday.

Anderson County has one new case, bringing its total to 19.

Gregg County has 3 new cases, bringing its total to 66.

April 25 – Nacogdoches County reports 9 new cases of COVID-19

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Nacogdoches County is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 122 as of Saturday morning. Of those, 20 have recovered, leaving 95 active cases.

Five of the new cases are from two households, and one is from a previously reported household.

To date, Nacogdoches County has suffered seven deaths.

April 25 – Panola County adds 6 more cases, count up to 94

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones announced on Facebook that the county has six new COVID-19 cases.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 94.

The county has suffered six deaths from the virus.

Seven patients are reported recovered.

All six of the county deaths are tied to Briarcliff Nursing Home in Carthage. Five residents and one staff member have died.

April 24 – Friday adds 59 more COVID-19 cases to raise East Texas total to 897 with 34 deaths

  • Smith County – 132, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 113, 7 deaths
  • Bowie County –93, 7 deaths
  • Shelby County – 85
  • Panola County – 88, 6 deaths
  • Harrison County – 71, 7 deaths
  • Gregg County – 63
  • Angelina County – 36
  • Rusk County – 34, 1 death
  • Henderson County – 24
  • Polk County – 18
  • Anderson County – 18
  • Cass County – 16
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Titus County – 15
  • Cherokee County – 13, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Wood County – 7
  • Camp County – 6
  • Marion County – 7
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 24 – Anderson County reported 2 more cases, bringing its total to 18

The county will hold a virtual town meeting April 28 at 5 p.m. to discuss information on the current situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and measures to take to avoid spreading the virus to others.

April 24 – Bowie County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death; Cass County reports 1 new case

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and one new death.

That brings that county’s numbers to 93 cases, with 40 of those recovered. The county has suffered seven deaths.

Cass County is reporting one new case, bringing its total to 16 cases with seven recovered.

The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org. The local hotline telephone number is 903-255-5560.

April 24 – Henderson County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

The Henderson County Emergency Management Office is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

These two new cases bring the Henderson County total to 24.

April 24 – Smith County confirms 1 new COVID-19 patient, more than half of cases have recovered

Smith County announced Friday afternoon that one new case of coronavirus has been confirmed to bring the total to 132.

Of those 132 patients, 76 of them have recovered, which is more than half.

Smith County still leads all East Texas counties with the highest number of cases. The only other to reach triple digits as of this writing is Nacogdoches.

April 24 – Nacogdoches, Gregg Counties announce new numbers

Nacogdoches confirmed two new cases to push them to 113 total, the second-highest in East Texas. They are both females, one aged 30-39 and the other 60-69.

The county also has the highest death count in the region with 7.

Gregg County reported five new cases, bringing its total to 63.

Of those cases, 38 patients have recovered, according to the Gregg County Health Department.

April 24 – Cherokee County adds additional COVID-19 case, up to 13

Cherokee County announced an additional coroanvirus cases was confirmed to bring their total to 13.

The statement was sent out in a release by the county’s public health department on Friday. Earlier on Thursday, the department also said that six of the cases had met the definition of recovery.

The 13th case was acquired through community spread, according to the department.

April 24 – Angelina County adds 3 more cases to COVID-19 tally

According to Angelina County & Cities Health District, Angelina County added 3 cases for a total of 36 and San Augustine added 2 for a total of 16.

April 24 – Titus County adds 2 new cases

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported two new cases in his county, bringing the total to 15.

April 24 – Rusk County adds 4 cases

Rusk County Office of Emergency Management reported four new cases in the county, bringing the total to 34.

The office also reports that seven of those patients have recovered.

April 24 – Harrison County reports 8 new cases

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims reported 8 new cases in his county, bringing the total to 71.

The county has suffered 7 deaths from the virus.

April 24 – Panola County numbers jump to 88 cases, including 1 new death

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones announced a total of 13 new cases Friday, including 1 death, bringing that county’s total to 88 cases confirmed cases and 6 deaths.

At least 6 of the new cases were from nursing homes.

April 24 – Marion County judge reports 1 new case

Marion County Judge Leward J. LaFleur reported that the Texas Department of State Health Services contacted him to confirm the county’s 7th COVID-19 case.

The county has one case considered recovered.

April 23 – Thursday’s total comes to 836 COVID-19 cases with 32 deaths

  • Smith County – 131, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 108, 7 deaths
  • Bowie County –89, 6 deaths
  • Shelby County – 85
  • Harrison County – 63, 7 deaths
  • Gregg County – 58
  • Panola County – 64, 5 deaths
  • Angelina County – 33
  • Rusk County – 30, 1 death
  • Henderson County – 22
  • Polk County – 18
  • Cass County – 15
  • San Augustine County – 16, 1 death
  • Anderson County – 16
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Titus County – 13
  • Cherokee County – 12, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Wood County – 7
  • Camp County – 6
  • Marion County – 6
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 23 – Titus County report 13th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee has reported the 13th case of COVID-19. The individual is a female in her teens. She is the youngest to contract the virus in Titus County so far and is a member of the same household as case #12.

April 23 – Shelby County jump 16 new cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County jumps 16 new cases with a total of 85.

April 23 – Gregg County cases increase by 3

NET Health reported three more cases for Gregg County bringing the total to 58 wtih 32 recovered.

  • Longview (48)
  • White Oak (5)
  • Kilgore (4)
  • Gladewater (1)

April 23 – Panola County jumps 13 cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones reported 13 cases on Thursday bringing the total to 64 with four recoveries. They are still at five deaths with four being residents in a Carthage senior facility.

April 23 – Harrison County reports 1 death, 3 new cases

The Harrison County Judge has announced a new death in the county due to COVID-19 and three new cases. The three new cases bring the county’s tally to 63. The latest death was the county’s seventh. Judge Chad Sims also announced that the county has six patients who have recovered from COVID-19.

A staff member at Willoughby Juvenile Center has tested positive for COVID-19, as has an inmate in the county jail. The sheriff’s office is working on getting testing done for inmates and staff as well as taking all necessary precautions to prevent further spread, according to Sims.

April 23 – Anderson County reports 2 new cases

Anderson County is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 16. The county reports that two patients have recovered, leaving 14 active cases.

April 23 – Smith County reports 6 new cases

Smith County officials have announced six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 131. A majority of the cases, 108, have been in Tyler. Fifty-nine patients have recovered and 45 are hospitalized.

April 23 – Wood County announces 7th case

Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron has announced the county’s 7th confirmed case of COVID-19. The new case, like all cases in Wood County, is travel related.

April 23 – Angelina County reports 2 new cases

Angelina County & Cities Health District announces 2 new cases bringing the total to 33. Both are hospitlizaed.

April 23 – Polk County reports new case

Polk County confirmed its 18th case bringing the total to 18.

April 23 – San Augustine County reports 2 new cases

San Augustine County has reported 2 new cases bringing the total to 16.

April 23 – Nacogdoches adds 15 cases, now into triple digits

Nacogdoches County announced 12 new cases of COVID-19, making it the second county to reach triple-digits. The announcement pushed their total up to 108.

Nacogdoches County is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, bringing that county’s total cases to 111.

  • Female in her 60s (city)
  • Female in her 20s (county)
  • Male in his 60s (city)

April 23 – Cherokee announces two new cases

Cherokee County confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, bringing them to 12 total.

The county’s public health department said that half of all the patients had recovered from the virus.

April 22 – Wednesday’s total comes to 771 COVID-19 cases with 31 deaths

  • Smith County – 125, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 96, 7 deaths
  • Bowie County –89, 6 deaths
  • Shelby County – 69
  • Harrison County – 60, 6 deaths
  • Gregg County – 55
  • Panola County – 51, 5 deaths
  • Angelina County – 31
  • Rusk County – 30, 1 death
  • Henderson County – 22
  • Polk County – 17
  • Cass County – 15
  • San Augustine County – 14, 1 death
  • Anderson County – 14
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Titus County – 12
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Marion County – 6
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 22 – Henderson County reports three more cases

NET Health confirmed three more COVID-19 cases in Henderson County bringing the total to 22 with no recoveries.

April 22 – Gregg County reports two more cases

NET Health has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases in Gregg County bringing the total to 55 with 32 recoveries.

April 22 – Bowie, Cass Counties report 2 new cases

Bowie County reported a new case bringing the total to 89. Cass County reported a new case bringing the total to 15.

April 22 – Harrison County reports 2 deaths, 1 case

The Harrison County Judge has reported two COVID-19 deaths and one more case bringing the total to 60.

April 22 – Polk County reports three COVID-19 cases

Polk County Emergency Management reported three more cases bringing the total to 17.

April 22 – Rusk County reports 30th case

Rusk County OEM reported the 30th case with four recoveries.

April 22 – Titus County confirms 12th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee confirmed the 12th case as a female in her 50s.

April 22 – Angelina County reports additional case

Angelina County & Cities Health District confirmed a new case bringing the total to 31.

April 22 – Panola County jumps 7 COVID-19 cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones reported 7 new cases Wednesday bringing the total to 51 with three recoveries. They still have five deaths with four having been residents of Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center in Carthage in Carthage.

April 22 – Smith County reports 1 new COVID-19 case, bringing total to 125

NET Health has confirmed an additional COVID-19 case in Smith County bringing the total to 125. They have reported 59 recoveries which are determined by a patient’s physician.

April 22 – Nacogdoches County reports 6 more cases, 1 death

Nacogdoches County reported six new coronavirus cases, one of which resulted in a death. That brings Nacogdoches to 96 cases and leads East Texas with seven deaths. They also have 18 reported recoveries, which are determined by a patient’s physician.

The breakdown of the two new cases are below:

  • Deceased male in his 90s (city)
  • Male in his 40s (county)
  • Male in his 60s (county)
  • Female in her 40s (county)
  • Female in her 20s (county)
  • Female in her 20s (county)

April 21 – Tuesday’s total comes to 743 COVID-19 cases with 28 deaths

  • Smith County – 124, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 90, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –88, 6 deaths
  • Shelby County – 69
  • Gregg County – 53
  • Harrison County – 59, 4 deaths
  • Panola County – 44, 5 deaths
  • Rusk County – 29, 1 death
  • Angelina County – 30
  • Polk County – 14
  • San Augustine County – 14, 1 death
  • Cass County – 14
  • Henderson County – 19
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Titus County – 11
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Anderson County – 14
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Marion County – 6
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 21 – Gregg County confirms additional case

NET Health has reported an additional case in Gregg County bringing the total to 53 with 32 recovered.

A brekadown of the area can be found below:

  • Longview (46)
  • White Oak (3)
  • Kilgore (3)
  • Gladewater (1)

Out of the cases, 42 are community spread and 11 are travel-related.

April 21

April 21 – Harrison County confirms 6 new cases

The Harrison County Judge confirmed six new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 59.

April 21 – Anderson County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston reported four more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 14. As of Tuesday, one case is confirmed as recovered. 13 of the cases are located in the Palestine are with one in Elkhart.

The following cases are classified as:

  • Work-related (7)
  • Travel-related (3)
  • Under review (3)
  • Community spread (1)

April 21 – Angelina, Henderson Counties report 7 additional cases

Seven more cases were reported in Angelina and Henderson Counties combined.

Angelina Counties and Cities Health District reported three more cases bringing the total to 30. Henderson County Emergency Management confirmed four more cases bringing the total to 19.

April 21 – Smith County reports 1 new case

Smith County is reporting one new case of COVID-19 for a total of 124 and 53 recoveries. The county has suffered 3 deaths from COVID-19.

April 21 – Bowie, Cass Counties report 6 COVID-19 cases

Bowie County reported five more cases bringing the total to 88 with 34 recoveries. Cass County reported an additional coronavirus case bringing the total to 14 with six recoveries.

April 21 – Marion County reports new COVID-19 cases

Marion County Judge Leward J. LeFleur has reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

One of the county’s cases is classified as recovered.

April 21 – Shelby County reports 9 new cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County increased its COVID-19 cases by nine bringing the total to 69.

April 21 – Panola County reports 7 COVID-19 cases, 5th death

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones has confirmed an additional seven coronavirus cases bringing the total to 44 with three recoveries. She also reported another death bringing the total to five.

The most recent death was the fourth at the Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center in Carthage. Two resident deaths were reported on April 14 with the third reported on April 20. That makes four of the five deaths in Panola County, residents at the senior nursing facility.

April 21 – Nacogdoches County reports new COVID-19 case

The Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office has reported a new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s tally to 90. In information released Tuesday, EMO said the new patient is a 70-79-year-old male. His travel history and hospitalization status is unknown.

April 20 – Monday’s total comes to 695 COVID-19 cases with 27 deaths

  • Smith County – 123, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 89, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –83, 6 deaths
  • Shelby County – 60
  • Gregg County – 52
  • Harrison County – 53, 4 deaths
  • Panola County – 37, 4 deaths
  • Rusk County – 29, 1 death
  • Angelina County – 27
  • Polk County – 15
  • San Augustine County – 14, 1 death
  • Cass County – 13
  • Henderson County – 15
  • Van Zandt County – 13, 1 death
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Titus County – 11
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Anderson County – 10
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Marion County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 20 – Panola County reports 4th COVID-19 death

A fourth death has been reported in Panola County and was a resident at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center in Carthage.

Their first death was a resident in Panola County and reported on April 3 with the first two deaths of Briarcliff reported on April 14.

April 20 – Henderson County increases by 2 COVID-19 cases

NET Health has confirmed two more cases in Henderson County bringing the total to 15.

April 20 – Titus County reports 11th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported an 11th case that was within the same household as the 9th and 10th confirmed cases.

April 20 – Van Zandt County reports 13th case

Van Zandt County Judge Chris Martin has confirmed the 13th COVID-19 case in the county. The case has been reported as community spread.

April 20 – Harrison County reports 8 additional COVID-19 cases

The Harrison County Judge has confirmed an additional eight cases bringing the total to 53 with four deaths.

April 20 – Bowie County reports 7 COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

The Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reported an additional seven cases, bringing the total to 83. They also had a death bringing the total to six, which rivals with Nacogdoches as the highest in East Texas.

April 20 – Smith County confirms 2 new cases of coronavirus

Smith County announced on Monday that it had confirmed new cases of COVID-19 to bring it to 123 total.

April 20 – Anderson County reports 2 more cases

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston reported two additional COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 10. Currently, only one has recovered.

April 20 – Angelina County reports 4 more cases

The Angelina County & Cities Health District has confirmed four more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 27.

April 20 – Polk County confims 15th case

Polk County announced Monday afternoon that they had confirmed another case of coronavirus, bringing them to 15 total. The Office of Emergency Management also said that two people were hospitalized for the virus, but have since recovered. Eight of the cases were female and seven were male.

  • 20-29: 1
  • 30-39: 3
  • 40-49: 2
  • 50-59: 3
  • 60-69: 2
  • 70-79: 1
  • 80-89: 3

April 19 – Sunday’s total comes to 667 COVID-19 cases with 25 deaths

  • Smith County – 121, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 89, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –76, 5 deaths
  • Shelby County – 60
  • Gregg County – 52
  • Harrison County – 45, 4 deaths
  • Panola County – 37, 3 deaths
  • Rusk County – 29, 1 death
  • Angelina County – 23
  • Polk County – 14
  • San Augustine County – 14, 1 death
  • Cass County – 13
  • Henderson County – 13
  • Van Zandt County – 12, 1 death
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Titus County – 10
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Anderson County – 8
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Houston County – 3
  • Marion County – 3
  • Rains County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Sabine County – 1

April 19 – Rusk County confirms 2 cases

Rusk County OEM has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 29 with 2 recovered.

April 19 – Nacogdoches, Shelby Counties report 21 COVID-19 cases combined

According to the Texas DSHS website, Nacogdoches County has seven more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 89 with 11 individuals recovered. The county also leads East Texas in the number of deaths with six.

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County has 14 more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 60. They have not reported any deaths.

April 19 – Panola County reports four cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Panola County reported an additional four cases bringing the total to 37.

April 19 – Harrison County confirms 4 new cases

The Harrison County Judge reported an additional four cases Sunday bringing the total to 45, with four deaths.

April 19 – Morris County reports additional case

Morris County has confirmed one more case bringing the total to five.

April 19 – Smith County reports one fatality, zero new cases from COVID-19

NET Health has confirmed a new death in Smith County from COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon. That brings the total to three. Officials also announced zero new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The total in Smith County is now 121 with 53 reported recovered individuals.

April 19 – Gregg County reports new case

The Gregg County health department confirmed a new case of COVID-19, bringing that county’s total to 52 with 16 recovered.

April 19 – Titus County reports 10th COVID-19 case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee has reported the county’s 10th confirmed case of COVID-19. This individual is in the same house as the 9th case.

April 18 – Saturday total comes to 636 with 24 deaths

  • Smith County – 121, 2 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 82, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –76, 5 deaths
  • Gregg County – 51
  • Shelby County – 46
  • Harrison County – 41, 4 deaths
  • Panola County – 33, 3 deaths
  • Rusk County – 27, 1 death
  • Angelina County – 23
  • Henderson County – 13
  • Polk County – 14
  • Van Zandt County – 12, 1 death
  • San Augustine County – 14, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Titus County – 9
  • Cass County – 13
  • Anderson County – 8
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 4
  • Marion – 3
  • Rains – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Houston County – 3

April 18 – Titus County gets 9th case, judge issues face mask order

Titus County Judge Brian Lee issued an order requiring county residents to wear face masks when shopping or buying food.

The order, issued Saturday, came in response to the county’s 9th announced case of COVID-19 and to what Lee described as county residents “relaxing” their efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.

“I know we’ll get a lot of pushback” on the order, Lee said, “and this really goes against my beliefs. But I do believe the time has come for this.”

April 18 – Smith County reports 5 new cases

Smith County has reported five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 121.

Of the new cases, four are in Tyler and the fifth is in Lindale. Four of the new patients are male and one is female.

The county has suffered two deaths from the virus, while 53 cases are reported as recovered.

April 18 – Anderson County reports 2 new cases

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in Anderson County, bringing the total there to eight.

The county has one recovered case to date, leaving seven active cases.

All patients are in home isolation under the care of a physician.

Of the active cases, one is classified as travel-related, four are classified as exposure in a workplace, and two are currently under review with NetHealth as to the cause of exposure.

April 18 – Gregg County adds 1 new case

The Gregg County Health Department has confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the county’s total to 51.

The county also is reporting that 16 patients have recovered.

April 17 – Friday total comes to 627 with 24 deaths.

Friday was the day East Texas counted more than 600 COVID-19 cases. The region added two more deaths from Harrison County, and Houston County reported its first three cases.

  • Smith County – 116, 2 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 82, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –76, 5 deaths
  • Gregg County – 50
  • Shelby County – 46
  • Harrison County – 41, 4 deaths
  • Panola County – 33, 3 deaths
  • Rusk County – 27, 1 death
  • Angelina County – 23
  • Henderson County – 13
  • Polk County – 14
  • Van Zandt County – 12, 1 death
  • San Augustine County – 14, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Titus County – 8
  • Cass County – 13
  • Anderson County – 6
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 4
  • Marion – 3
  • Rains – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Houston County – 3

April 17 – Henderson County reports additional case

NET Health has confirmed a 13th case in Henderson County. The individual is at home in isolation.

April 17 – Van Zandt County reports additional case

NET Health has confirmed another COVID-19 case in Van Zandt County bringing the total to 12. The case is confirmed to be community spread and the individual is home in isolation.

April 17 – San Augustine County reports 3 more cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, San Augustine has confirmed an additional three more cases bringing the total to 14.

April 17 – Houston County reports first 3 cases of COVID-19

Houston County, which had been one of two remaining counties free of COVID-19, joined a much longer list Friday evening when County Judge Jim Lovell reported that three cases had been confirmed in the county.

Lovell said the confirmation came from a local hospital rather than the Texas Department of State Health Services.

“However,” he wrote in a Facebook post, “we do not want to hold back any information that we believe to be correct.”

April 17 – Nacogdoches County reports 10 new cases

The county reported first 1 new case Friday afternoon, then later updated that with 9 more, giving the day a grim tally of 10 new cases and bringing the county’s total to 82.

April 17 – Harrison County reports 5 new cases, 2 more deaths

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims has reported five new COVID-19 cases in the county and two more deaths from the illness.

These numbers bring the county’s total case count to 41 with 4 deaths.

“Please remember these patients and families in your prayers,” Sims posted on Facebook.

April 17 – Bowie, Cass Counties report new cases

The Bowie County Emergency Operations Center is reporting six new COVID-19 cases in Bowie County and five new cases in Cass County.

Bowie County now has 76 cases with five related deaths. Cass has 13 cases.

April 17 – Smith County reports 4 new cases

Smith County is reporting four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total up to 116.

The county has 53 recovered cases and two deaths from the illness.

April 17 – NET Health confirms 2 more cases for Gregg County

NET Health reported two new COVID-19 cases in Gregg County, bringing the total to 50.

Longview has most of the cases with 43, while White Oak and Kilgore each have 3, and Gladewater has 1.

April 16 – Thursday total comes to 583 with 22 deaths

  • Smith County – 108, 2 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 72, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –70, 5 deaths
  • Gregg County – 48
  • Shelby County – 46
  • Harrison County – 36, 2 deaths
  • Panola County – 33, 3 deaths
  • Rusk County – 27, 1 death
  • Angelina County – 23
  • Henderson County – 12
  • Polk County – 14
  • Van Zandt County – 11, 1 death
  • San Augustine County – 11, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Cherokee County – 10, 1 death
  • Titus County – 8
  • Cass County – 8
  • Anderson County – 6
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 4
  • Marion – 3
  • Rains – 2
  • Franklin County – 1

April 16 – Harrison County report 2 more cases

The Harrison County Judge has confirmed two additional cases bringing the total to 36.

April 16 – Rusk County reports 1st death, 3 additional cases

Rusk County OEM has confirmed its first death. The individual is a resident in Henderson.

Officials also confirmed three more cases bringing the total to 27. The individuals are from the Lakeport, Garrison, and Henderson area.

April 16 – Bowie County reports 7 additional cases

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reported seven more cases bringing the total to 70. The number of deaths remains at five.

April 16 – Panola County reports 4 additional cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones reported four more cases on Thursday. That brings the total to 33.

April 16 – Morris County reports 4th case of COVID-19

Morris County Judge Doug Reeder is reporting a fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county. The new patient is a 28-year-old male, Reeder said.

“This should clearly illustrate that this disease is not just a problem for our older citizens. We are all at risk. Please continue to abide by the social distancing guidelines,” Reeder urged.

April 16 – Nacogdoches County adds 5 more cases

Nacogdoches County has reported an additional five cases according to its interactive map.

April 16 – Smith County announces 4 more cases

NET Health confirmed four more cases bringing the total to 108 with 47 recovered.

April 16 – Angelina County reports 3 additional cases

Angelina County added three more cases bringing the total to 23.

April 16 – Polk County adds 3 more cases

Polk County reported three additional cases bringing the total to 14.

April 16 – San Augustine County confirms 5 additional cases

San Augustine County reported five more caseses bringing the total to 11.

April 16 – Cherokee County reaches double digits

On Thursday, the Cherokee County Public Health announced that the 10th COVID-19 case had been confirmed. It is believed to be the seventh that was community spread. Of the 10 cases, half have recovered with four currently still active and one person has died.

April 15 – Wednesday total comes to 553 cases

  • Smith County – 108, 2 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County – 67, 6 deaths
  • Bowie County –63, 5 deaths
  • Gregg County – 48
  • Shelby County – 46
  • Harrison County – 34, 2 deaths
  • Panola County – 29, 3 deaths
  • Rusk County – 24
  • Angelina County – 20
  • Henderson County – 12
  • Polk County – 11
  • Van Zandt County – 11, 1 death
  • San Augustine County – 9, 1 death
  • Upshur County – 9
  • Cherokee County – 9, 1 death
  • Titus County – 8
  • Cass County – 8
  • Anderson County – 6
  • Wood County – 6
  • Camp County – 6
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Trinity County – 5
  • Morris County – 3
  • Marion – 3
  • Rains – 2
  • Franklin County – 1

April 15 – Gregg County cases increase by 1

NET Health reported one additional case in Gregg County bringing the total to 48.

April 15 – Van Zandt reports 11th case

Van Zandt County Judge Chris Martin reported an additional COVID-19 case bringing the total to 11.

April 15 – Camp County reports 6th case

Camp County Judge A.J. Mason reported an addititional COVID-19 case bringing the total to six. The individual is a 42-year-old male.

April 15 – Rusk County reports 7 more cases

Seven more cases have been confirmed in Rusk County by Rusk County OEM. That brings the total to 24 with two recovered.

April 15 – Trinity County reports additional case

Trinity County Judge Richard Steptoe confirmed a fifth case in Trinity County.

April 15 – Anderson County reports two more cases

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston reported two more coronavirus cases. All individuals are at home in isolation. Two cases have been identified as travel based while three have been identified as exposure in the workplace. Officials are still awaiting additional information on the six cases from NET Health.

April 15 – Bowie County reports nine new cases

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reported an additional nine cases bringing the total to 63.

April 15 – Panola County reports 11 cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones confirmed 11 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 29. They are still at three fatalities with two of those being in a senior facility.

April 15 – Harrison County reports 3 more cases

Harrison County Judge confirmed an additional three more cases beinging the total to 34.

April 15 – Marion County reports two additional cases

The Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur reported two additional COVID-19 case in a Facebook video on Wednesday. This comes after a controversial reporting of the first case who has since recovered.

April 15 – Five more COVID-19 cases reported in Smith County

Smith County reported five more cases bringing the total to 108. They are also reporting 47 recovered patients.

April 15 – Henderson County repots 12th COVID-19 case

Henderson County emergency management reported a 12th case of COVID-19.

April 15 – Shelby County confirms six more cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County has six more cases. That brings the county total to 46.

April 15 – Angelina County reports 3 additional cases

Angelina County & Cities Health District has confirmed three more cases, bringing the total to 20 in the county.

April 15 – Nacogdoches County reports nine cases, two deaths

Two more people have died in Nacogdoches County from the coronavirus, according to the Office of Emergency Management. Both individuals were 90+ years old and female.

This gives them the most deaths in East Texas from the coronavirus with now six. There are 21 total in East Texas.

Deaths below:

  • Bowie County – 5
  • Cherokee County – 1
  • Harrison County – 2
  • Nacogdoches County – 6
  • Panola County – 3
  • San Augustine County – 1
  • Smith County – 2
  • Van Zant County – 1

Nine cases have also been confirmed in the county and that brings the total 67 in the county.

Below are details of seven of the nine:

  • Female in 20s
  • Female in 40s (county)
  • Female in 80s (county)
  • Female in 60s (City)
  • Female in 70s (City)
  • Male in 60s (City)
  • Male in 70s (County)

April 15 – Marion County reports first case

Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur says “more details are being gathered” about how a local woman with a confirmed case of COVID-19 was not reported to the Texas Department of Health Services after learning about it through a social media post.

The individual has since recovered according to a Facebook post.

April 14 – Tuesday total comes to 489 cases

April 14 – Henderson County adds 11th case

Henderson County officials are reporting the 11th confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

April 14 – Shelby County adds four more cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County has confirmed an additional four more cases bringing the total to 40.

April 14 – Anderson County reports 4th case

The Anderson County Emergency Management Office has announced that county’s fourth confirmed case of COVID-19. All four patients are in home isolation under the care of a physician, according to EMO. Two of the cases are reported as travel related, the other two are workplace exposures.

To date, the county has no cases of community spread.

April 14 – Rusk County reports 17th case

Rusk County OEM reported an additional case bringing the total to 17 in the county. They also have two recovered.

April 14 – Upshur County reports additional case

Upshur County reported its ninth case. The individual is a female who resides in Gladewater.

  • County – 5
  • Gladewater – 2
  • Big Sandy – 1
  • Gilmer – 1

April 14 – Gregg County reports 5 more cases

According to the Gregg County Health Department, five more cases have been reported, bringing the total to 47.

April 14 – Rain County confirms 2nd case

A second case has been confirmed in Rains County.

April 14 – Titus County reported 8th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported an additional case bringing the total to eight.

The individual is a female in her 50s. She is quarantined at home and has been off work since April 1.

April 14 – 3rd death reported in Panola County

A second death was reported by Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones. The individual was a resident at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center. There has been no information released on if the person is a male or female or how they contracted the virus.

April 14 – Nacogdoches County reports eight cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Nacogdoches County reported an additional eight cases bringing the total to 56 in the county.

April 14 – Cass county reports two cases

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reported an additional two cases bringing the total to eight. Three of the patients have recovered.

April 14 – Bowie County reported additional three cases

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reported an additional three cases, bringing the total to 54. They also have five deaths with the last four reported on April 8.

April 14 – Smith County reports 2 new cases

Smith County is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total of confirmed cases to 103. The county has 54 active cases and 47 patients who have recovered.

April 14 – Panola County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

A second death was reported by Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones. The individual was a resident at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center. There has been no information released on if the person is a male or female or how they contracted the virus.

April 14 – Cherokee reports 9th case

Cherokee County confirmed its ninth case of coronavirus Tuesday morning in a release sent to multiple media outlets. The county public health office said that six of the nine cases have been through community spread while the other three were from recent travel.

April 13 – Shelby County report 2 more cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County reported two more cases bringing the total to 36 in the county and 458 in East Texas.

April 13 – Panola County cases increase by 1

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones confirmed an additional case bringing the total to 18 in the county and 456 in East Texas.

April 13 – Gregg County cases increase by 3

The Gregg County Health Department confirmed an additional three cases, bringing the total to 42.

The East Texas total now sits at 455.

April 13 – Nacogdoches County reports 3 cases, 1 death

Three more cases have been reported in Nacogdoches County for a total of 50, according to the emergency management office.

They also confirmed a fourth death, bringing the total of deaths in East Texas to 17.

The details of the deceased in Nacogdoches County are below:

  • Male in 40s
  • Male in 60s
  • Female in 40s

The East Texas total is now at 452.

April 13 – Titus County reports 7th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee confirmed the 7th case in the county bringing the East Texas total to 449.

April 13 – Camp County reports two more cases

Camp County emergency managent reported two more cases bringing the total in the county to five and the total in East Texas to 448.

April 13 – Harrison County jumps 15 cases

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims confirmed 15 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the county to 31. Of the total cases, 24 are in Marshall and 7 are outside of city limits. Harrison County also has 2 fatalities, one of which was reported on Monday.

April 13 – Angelina County grows by 1 cases

Angelina County reported an additional case bringing the total to 17 in the county and 431 in East Texas.

April 13 – Trinity County increases by 1

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace confirmed an additional case on Monday.

The cases are a male in his 50s, a male in his 70s, a female in her mis 60s, and a 26-year-old female.

That brings the total to four and East Texas to 430.

April 13 – Smith County surpasses 100 cases with 5 additional cases

Smith County reported five additional cases bringing the total to 101. The East Texas total is now at 429.

April 13 – Cass County reports 1 additional case

Cass County emergency management reports an additional case bringing the total to six and East Texas to 424.

April 13 – Bowie County adds 10 COVID-19 cases to the count

Bowie County emergency management reported an additional 10 cases. That brings the total to 51 in the county and 423 in East Texas.

April 13 – Wood County confirms additional case

Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron reported an additional COVID-19 case. That brings the total in the county to six and East Texas to 413.

April 13 – Polk County increases by 2 cases

Polk County Emergency Management confirmed 2 additional COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 11. The total in East Texas is now at 412.

April 13 – Rusk County reports additional COVID-19 case

According to the Texas DSHS website, Rusk County now has 16 cases. That brings the total in East Texas to 410.

April 13 – Harrison County reports 2nd death

A second person in Harrison County has died from the coronavirus, according to Judge Chad Sims. It is the 16 person to died from COVID-19 in East Texas. Bowie County leads the region in deaths with five overall.

April 13 – Cherokee reports 8th case

Cherokee County added its eighth case of coronavirus, according to a release from the county’s public health office. Of the eight cases, five are community spread and three are travel-related. East Texas is now at 409 cases.

April 12 – Panola County increases in COVID-19 cases

According to Panola County Judge, three more cases have bgeen confirmed bringing the total to 17.

The total in East Texas is 408.

April 12 – Nacogdoches County reports additional case

Nacogdoches County has reported an additional case bringing the total to 47.

The individual is a 70-79 female and is not hospitalized. The East Texas total is at 404.

April 12 – Polk County confirms 9th COVID-19 case

Polk County confirmed a 9th case. That brings the total in East Texas to 403.

April 12 – Shelby County grows in cases

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County has confirmed an additional 11 cases making the total 32 in the county.

That brings the total in East Texas to 402.

April 12 – Upshur County reports 2 new cases, up to 8

The Upshur County Office of Emergency Management confirmed two new cases of coronavirus on Sunday. This brings them to 8 total.

There are currently 391 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in East Texas.

April 11 – Harrison County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19, both in Marshall

The Marshall-Harrison County Health District is reporting two COVID-19 positive cases.

Both are categorized as community spread. They and the two reported Saturday are all in Marshall.

Harrison County’s total is now 16. The City of Marshall has a current total of 10 positive cases with one fatality.

East Texas now has 381 cases of COVID-19.

April 11 – Rusk County reports 1 new case of COVID-19

The Rusk County Office of Emergency Management has reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total in that county to 15.

The county also is reporting one patient recovered from the illness.

The new patient is female, 55 years old, who is hospitalized. She lives in the northern part of the county, south of Kilgore.

East Texas has 381 cases, with 15 deaths.

April 11 – Nacogdoches County reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nacogdoches County for a total of 46.

The county has recorded 3 deaths from the illness.

The numbers bring the total in East Texas to 380, with 15 deaths.

April 11 – Smith County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 96

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – NET Health is reporting three new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Smith County, bringing the total number to 96.

The county has suffered two deaths from the illness.

According to NET Health, 23 patients in Smith County have recovered, leaving 71 active cases.

The Smith County cases bring the total number in East Texas to 370.

April 11 – Gregg County adds to confirmed COVID-19 cases to tally

NET Health has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County, bringing the count there to 39 and the number in East Texas to 367.

The updated count shows 34 cases in Longview, 3 in White Oak, and 2 in Kilgore. The patients are predominantly male, with 22 infected, while 17 are women. The age group with the most cases is 40-49, with 21 cases, while others are 0-20 – 1, 21-40 – 11, and 60-79 – 5.

In good news, the county has recorded no deaths from the virus.

April 11 – Panola County confirms additional case

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones confirmed the 14th COVID-19 case.

April 10 – Harrison, Morris Counties report new cases of COVID-19

Harrison and Morris Counties have reported three new cases of COVID-19 combined, bringing the East Texas total to 365.

Harrison County is reporting two new cases, bringing that county’s total to 14.

Morris County is reporting one new case, bringing its total to three.

East Texas counties reporting cases are:

April 10 – Nacogdoches County reports 5 new cases

Nacogdoches County reported five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 36.

The new patients are a 50-59 year old male, a 40-49 year old male, a 30-39 year old female, and two 30-39 year old males.

Information on their travel history and hospitalization status was not provided.

To date, the county has recorded three deaths from the virus.

April 10 – Smith County reports 5 new cases of COVID-19

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – NET Health is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in Smith County.

The new cases bring the number in the county to 93 positive cases with two deaths.

There are 23 cases that are reported as recovered.

The new cases bring the total in East Texas to 357.

April 10 – Bowie, Henderson Counties report six new cases; East Texas over 350 cases

Bowie and Henderson Counties both announced new cases numbers Friday afternoon, which brought East Texas’ total case numbers to over 350.

Bowie County added four new cases to bring their grand total to 41 while Henderson County added two additional ones to get them into double digits with 10.

April 10 – Anderson County reports 3rd COVID-19 case

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnson reported the county’s third confirmed case of COVID-19.

All three patients are at home under the care of a physician. Two of the three cases are classified as travel-related, and the third was acquired at work at a location outside of Anderson County.

The new case puts the total in East Texas at 346.

April 10 – Panola County confirms 6 more cases

Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones confirmed an additional six COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 13 in the county.

April 9 – Morris County confirmed 2nd case

Morris County Judge confirmed a second coronavirus case.

April 9 – San Augustine County reports 2 more cases

San Augustine County Judge Jeff Boyd confirmed two additional cases, bringing the total to nine. Currently, 19 have been tested, nine of which are positive.

The total cases in East Texas sits at 345.

April 9 – Cherokee County reports 1st COVID-19 death

Cherokee County is reporting its first death from COVID-19.

“It is with sadness that we announce that one of Cherokee County’s residents has passed away from complications relating to COVID-19,” said a release from the county. “The individual had been hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones.

The total cases in East Texas still sits at 343.

April 9 – Henderson County report 2 more cases

Henderson County Emergency Management have confirmed 2 more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to eight. The individual is at home and in stable condition.

The East Texas total is at 343.

April 9 – Van Zandt County reports 2 more cases

Van Zandt Judge Chris Martin reported two more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 10. The cases have been confirmed as community spread and the individuals are currently at home in isolation.

The East Texas total is at 341.

April 9 – Nacogdoches County reports 6 new cases, 1 additional death

The Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office is reporting six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, one of which resulted in a death.

That brings the total number of cases in Nacogdoches County to 31 and East Texas to 339.

April 9 – Titus County reports 2 more cases

Titus County Judge Brian Lee confirmed a 5th and 6th case. That brings the total in East Texas to 333.

April 9 – Angelina County reports 16th case,

Angelina County health officials have reported a 16th case. That brings the total to 331 in East Texas.

April 9 – Bowie County grows by 2 cases

Bowie County Emergency Operation Center released two confirmation of COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 37 in the county.

The total in East Texas has grown to 330.

April 9 – Smith County cases increase to 88, 23 patients recovered

During a press conference on Thursday, officials released information regarding the cases in Smith County.

NET Health confirmed six additional cases bringing the total to 88. Of the total, 51 are currently hospitalized.

Officials have talked with 30 individuals between march 11-30 where 23 of them have recovered.

The total in East Texas is 328.

April 9 – Shelby County reports 6 more case, Morris grows by 1

According to the Texas DSHS website, Shelby County has increased by 6 cases. That brings the total to 321 in East Texas.

April 9 – Wood County and Gregg County report new cases

Wood County reported one case and Gregg County 2 cases respectively.

Wood County is now at 5 cases and Gregg County is at 37.

The new cases bring the East Texas total count to 315.

April 8 – Longview adds three cases to Gregg County’s list

Longview Mayor Andy Mack reported three additional cases in the city, which have been added to Gregg County’s total. The total in Longview is 26 and the total in Gregg County has been increased to 35 as of this time.

The total in East Texas is 312.

April 8 – San Augustine County cases increase to 7

The Angelina County Health District has confirmed three additional cases in San Augustine County. So far, 18 people have been tested and of those, 7 are positive.

Health officials have confirmed that the cases are coming from the same area, but did not release a location.

That brings the total in East Teexas to 309.

April 8 – Van Zandt County reports 8th case

Van Zandt Judge Chris Martin confirmed an 8th case in the county. The invidual has exposure to another person who was positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at home. That brings the total to 306 in East Texas.

April 8 – Trinity County reports 3rd case

Trinity County Judge Richard Steptoe confirmed a 3rd case Wednesday afternoon. The individual is a 26-year-old female. All three cases have not traveled out of Trinity County and are presumed to be from community spread. they are being self-quarantined.

That brings the total to 305 in East Texas.

April 8 – Bowie County reports 3 cases, 4 deaths

Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell reported three additional cases and four more deaths on Wednesday, April 8. The first death in Bowie County was reported on March 30, which was the third in East Texas. Now the total number of cases in Bowie County is 35 with 5 total deaths.

Judge Howell also issued other restrictions found below:

  • Places of worship can be considered essential
    • Must follow CDC guidelines
    • No more than 10 people
    • No gathering in parking lots even in cars
  • Judge says EVERYONE needs to wear a mask in public

Four employees at the Bowie County Jail also tested positive and one pod of inmates has been isolated as a precaution after coming in contact with a positive employee.

East Texas now has 304 cases with 13 deaths total.

April 8 – Shelby County cases grow to 17

Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison confirmed five more COVID-19 cases to a local newspaper, bringing the total to 17. Of the 17, she says six are hospitalized. That brings the total in East Texas to 301.

April 8 – Panola County confirms 3 cases

Panola County cases have increased by three bringing the total to seven. That brings the total in East Texas to 296.

April 8 – Titus reports 3rd, 4th case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee confirmed two more cases in the county. No additional details are available. That brings the total in East Texas to 294.

April 8 – Angelina County reports 15th COVID-19 case

Angelina County Emergency Management confirmed the 15th case. Officials believe it to be the result of a household spread after one of the family members in the home previously tested positive. That brings the total in East Texas to 292.

April 8 – Henderson County increases by 2

Henderson County Office of Emergency Management confirmed two more cases, both of which are in Athens. The individuals are at home in self-quarantine. That brings the total to 291 in East Texas.

April 8 – Trinity County reports 2nd case

Trinity County Judge Richard Steptoe confirmed a second case in the county. That brings the total to 289 in East Texas. Here is the breakdown of the two cases according to the judge:

  • Male in his 70s
  • Female in her mid-60s
  • Neither have traveled outside Trinity County in past few weeks
  • Both are self-quarantined

April 8 – Smith County cases increase by 3

The number of COVID-19 cases in Smith County grew Wednesday afternoon with three added to the list of confirmations. That brings the total to 82 in Smith County and 288 in East Texas.

April 8 – Camp County confirms 3rd cases

Camp County Judge AJ Mason confirmed a third COVID-19 case in the county. No additional information has been given.

April 8 – Harrison County reports 12th case

Harrison County has added their 12th case of coronavirus, according to Judge Chad Sims. In an update, the county revealed they have tested 240 people total as of Tuesday night. 181 have tested negative while they are awaiting results from 48 others.

April 8 – Upshur County adds 6th case

Upshur County has confirmed a sixth case of COVID-19, according to the Office of Emergency Mangaement.

The patient is a 50-59-year-old male who lives outside the Gilmer city limits in the central part of the county. East Texas now stands at 283 cases.

April 7 – Nacogdoches County reports 25th case

Nacogdoches County reported an additional COVID-19 case. The individual is a female between 50-59 years of age.

That brings the total number of cases in Nacogdoches County to 25 and East Texas to 282.

April 7 – Gregg County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, Rusk County reports 1

Gregg County has reported four new cases of COVID-19, bringing that county’s total to 32. Rusk County reported 1, bringing its total to 14.

The Rusk County patient lives in the Pine Hill area. The case is considered travel related.

The new cases bring the number in East Texas to 281.

April 7 – Rains County reports 1st case

NET Health confirmed Rains County has its first coronavirus case on Tuesday. The individual is currently at home in isolation. That makes 276 cases in East Texas.

April 7 – Bowie County reports 5 new cases

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reported five new COVID-19 cases. That brings the total to 32 in the county and 275 in East Texas.

April 7 – Anderson County reports 2nd case

Anderson County Emergency Management Office reported a second case. Both cases are travel related and are at home in isolation under the care of a physician.

This new case brings the count in East Texas to 270.

April 7 – Smith County reports 4 new cases

NET Health has reported an additional four cases in Smith County. That brings the total in Smith County to 79 and East Texas to 269.

April 7 – Cherokee, Camp County report additional cases

Cherokee County and Camp County have confirmed one additional case each. That brings the total in East Texas to 263.

April 7 – Nacogdoches, Upshur, Wood Counties report new cases

Nacogdoches County reported three more cases, Upshur County reported two cases, and Wood County reported one case.

The total in Wood County if four.

In Nacogdoches County, the three patients are females with two between the ages of 50-59 and one between 60-69.

That brings the total number of cases to 24 in Nacogdoches and 261 in East Texas.

April 6 – Gregg County report 5 cases, total brought to 28

Longview Mayor Andy Mack reported five more cases in Gregg County bringing the total to 28. That brings the total in East Texas to 255.

A breakdown of the cases can be found below:

April 6 – Titus County reports 2nd case

Titus County Judge Brian Lee reported a 2nd case of COVID-19 Monday night. He says they are still awaiting several tests to return results. That brings the total in East Texas to 250.

April 6 – Three cases reported in Nacogdoches County, total at 21

Three more coronavirus cases have been reported in Nacogdoches County bringing the total to 21. That brings the total in East Texas to 249.

April 6 – Smith County COVID-19 cases jump to 75

NET Health has confirmed 13 more COVID-19 cases bringing the total in Smith County to 75. Eight of the individuals were exposed due to community spread with 50 of the current Smith County cases under the age of 60. That brings the total in East Texas to 246.

April 6 – Rusk County reports 13th COVID-19 case

Rusk County OEM reported its 13th COVID-19 case. The individual is located in the Garrison area and is currently in self-quarantine. Officials suspect the case to be community spread. That brings the total number of cases in East Texas to 233.

Rusk OEM will update numbers each day after 4 p.m.

April 6 – Harrison, Van Zandt counties report additional cases

Harrison County has reported five more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 11 in the county. Van Zandt County reported an additional two cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to seven.

The total county in East Texas is 232.

April 6 – Bowie County reports 5 more coronavirus cases

Bowie County announced five new coronavirus cases Monday afternoon in a statement released from the Bowie & Cass County Joint Operations Center. It brings the county to 27 total with 225 in East Texas.

The release includes age ranges of the patients which showed that a slight majority of those infected were under the age of 50.

April 6 – Gregg County announces 6 additional cases, Polk County adds 8th

Longview Mayor Andy Mack announced Monday morning that Gregg County had confirmed six additional cases to bring them to 23 total.

Polk County announced an additional case that brought them to eight total. That brings the total in East Texas to 219.

April 6 – Angelina County reports 14th case

Angelina County & Cities Health District have confirmed an additional case. That brings the total to 14 in the county.

April 5 – Wood County confirms 2nd, 3rd case

Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron confirmed two more cases bringing the total to 3 in the county.

April 5 – Second death reported in Smith County related to COVID-19, total cases hit 200 mark

Smith County reported 5 new confirmed cases and a second death, Henderson County and Nacogdoches County each reported 2 more.

The new death in Smith County was of a 56 year-old male who NET Health announced as the single confirmed case of COVID-19 in the city of Troup.

“Our prayers and our sympathy are extended to the family during the time of their tragic loss,” said Troup Mayor Joe Carlyle.

The new cases take East Texas across the 200-case marker to 205. Nine people have died.

April 4 – Gregg County confirms 17th COVID-19 case

Longview Mayor Andy Mack reported an additional COVID-19 case bringing the total to 17 in the county.

April 4 – Harrison, Henderson Counties report 1 new case of COVID-19 each, East Texas close to 200 cases

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims announced the new case on Facebook while the Henderson County case was announced by the City of Athens.

That brings the total in Harrison County to six.

The new cases brings the total number of cases in Smith County to 195. Eight people have died to date.

April 4 – Van Zandt County reports 2 more cases, brings total to 5

The cases bring the total number in East Texas to 192.

April 4- Hopkins County reports 4th case, believed to be community spread

Hopkins County announced on Saturday their fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 and health officials said in a statement that it is believed to be community spread.

No other biographical information was available about the patient. The Office of Emergency Management has been quarantined and will continue to be isolated.

There are now 190 cases in East Texas.

April 4 – Rusk County reports 12th COVID-19 case, patient hospitalized

Rusk County OEM reported an additional case in Mt. Enterprise bringing the total to 12. The patient has been hospitalized and the case is considered to be community spread.

April 4 – Nacogdoches County announces 16th case of COVID-19

The Nacaogdoches County Emergency Management Office announced the 16th confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

The patient is a female, 60-69 years old, and is hospitalized.

The East Texas region now has 186 confirmed cases with 8 deaths.

April 3 – Trinity County reports first case

Trinity County Judge Richard Steptoe confirmed its first case of COVID-19.

April 3 – Gregg County confirms 3 additional cases

Longview Mayor Andy Mack reported three additional COVID-19 cases. That brings the total in Gregg County to 16.

April 3 – Nacogdoches County announces 3 new cases of COVID-19, 2nd death

The Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office has announced 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the number of cases to 15.

The county also has reported a second death from the virus.

The East Texas tally now stands at 185 cases with 8 deaths.

April 3 – San Augustine County reports 4th case

The Angelina County & Cities Health District reported a fourth case in San Augustine County. That brings the total to 175 in East Texas.

April 3 – Angelina County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, raising number to 10

The Angelina County & Cities Health District is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of those infected up to 10. That brings the total to 174 in East Texas.

April 3 – Panola, Nacogdoches counties report first deaths, 7 total in East Texas

Both Panola and Nacogdoches counties confirmed their first deaths from the coronavirus on Friday, bringing East Texas to 7 total fatalities.

Within their announcement, Nacogdoches County reported an additional case bringing the total to 12. Panola is still at four cases.

Shelby County also added eight more cases to make the East Texas tally 172.

April 3 – 5th East Texan dies from coronavirus, first in San Augustine County

San Augustine County announced Friday morning that they had their first coronavirus death, the fifth in East Texas.

This brings East Texas to 155 cases.

April 3 – Polk County confirms seventh case

The Polk County Emergency Management Office confirmed two more cases bringing the total to seven Friday morning.

This brings the total in East Texas to 155.

April 3 – Rusk County reports four more cases

Rusk County OEM reports four more cases bringing the total to 11 in the county.

April 2 – Gregg County cases rise by 3

Longview Mayor Andy Mack reported three additional COVID-19 cases. That brings the total in Gregg County to 13 and East Texas to 154.

April 2 – Nacogdoches County’s case numbers rise to 11

Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Officer reported three more cases Thursday evening, bringing the total confirmed there to 11. That brings the total in East Texas to 151.

April 2 – Rusk County reports 7th confirmed case

Rusk County OEM reported an additional case bringing the total in East Texas to 142.

April 2 – Nacogdoches, Angelina counties grow 2 COVID-19 cases each

Two more cases have been reported in Nacogdoches County and three in Angelina county. That brings the total to eight in Nacogdoches County and eight in Angelina County.

The total in East Texas is 141.

April 2 – Titus County becomes 23rd county to report case

Titus County reports 1st case. East Texas total at 137.

April 2 – Upshur County reports COVID-19 case

Upshur County OEM reported an additional COVID-19 case. That brings the total to 136 in East Texas.

April 2 – Bowie County increases by 5, 3rd to reach double digits

Bowie County announced five additional coronavirus cases bringing the number to 14.

That brings the total number of cases in East Texas to 135.

April 2 – Angelina, Cherokee, Polk counties increase 1 COVID-19 case each

Three more cases have been reported in East Texas. They include Angelina, Cherokee, and Polk counties.

That brings the total in East Texas to 130.

April 2 – Gregg County second to reach double digits

Longview Mayor Andy Mack announced another COVID-19 case in Gregg County bringing the total count to 10. That brings the total count in East Texas to 127.

April 2 – San Augustine County jumps to three cases

San Augustine County added two new cases on Thursday that was confirmed by Angelina County.

It bring East Texas up to 126 cases.

April 2 – Gregg County adds two new cases

Gregg County is now tied for the second-most cases in East Texas with nine. Two more cases were confirmed by Longview Mayor Andy Mack.

Here is the most recent tally with the total set at 124:

April 2 – Panola County confirms 4th case

The sheriff’s office announced on Wednesday that the county had reached four cases of coronavirus.

That brings the East Texas total to 122.

April 2 – Anderson County issues stay-at-home order

Anderson County Judge Johnson issued a stay-at-home order for residents, effective immediately.

The order was in response to Gov. Abbott’s executive order that extended social distancing requirements until April 30. Abbott’s order was NOT a statewide order.

The Anderson County declaration will not require a travel document for residents.

April 1 – Five more cases confirmed in Smith County

NET Health confirmed five more cases of COVID-19 in Smith County. That brings the total to 121 in East Texas.

10 cases were reported in Smith County on Wednesday, the highest one-day total for any East Texas county.

April 1 – Van Zandt reports 3rd case

Van Zandt County Judge confirmed a third coronavirus case in Van Zandt on Wednesday.

That brings the total to 116 in East Texas.

April 1 – Two more cases reported in Harrison County

Two more cases have been reported in Harrison County. One of the cases is travel-related and the second is still under investigation. The total in Harrison County is five with a total in East Texas at 115.

April 1 – Gregg County numbers missinterpreted

According to Longview Mayor Andy Mack, one of the Gregg County confirmed cases has been determined to be a resident of Rusk County. That leaves the official count for Gregg County at seven cases.

April 1 – Nacogdoches reports two additional cases

Two additional cases have been reported in Nacogdoches County. That brings the total to six in Nacogdoches County and 114 in East Texas.

April 1 – Polk County reports 5th case

Angelina County & Cities Health District reported an additional case in Polk County. That brings the total to five in Polk County and 112 in East Texas.

April 1 – Rusk County reports two additional cases

Rusk County OEM confirmed two additional cases. One case is in Overton with the other in Laneville. Both are travel-related. That brings the total to 110 in East Texas.

April 1 – Cass County confirms additional case, extends stay-at-home order

Cass County Judge Becky Wilbanks confirmed a fourth case of COVID-19 in Cass County. Two of those four have recovered. That brings the total to 109 in East Texas. Judge Wilbanks also signed a continuation of her stay-at-home order. It will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 through April 30.

April 1 – Smith County reports additional 5 cases

Smith County has added five new cases of coronavirus, according to a release from local health officials. This brings the county to 42 total.

That brings the total to 108 in East Texas.

April 1 – Fourth East Texan dies from COVID-19

A Harrison County resident passed away from the coronavirus at a Longview hospital on Wednesday, becoming the fourth East Texan to die from the virus.

It is unknown if the victim had any underlying medical conditions. All three previous victims had pre-existing conditions and ranged in age from 47-91.

April 1 – Gregg County reports two additional cases

Longview Mayor Andy Mack announced on Facebook Wednesday morning that two more coronavirus cases had been confirmed.

That brings the total to 102 in East Texas.

According to Longview Mayor Andy Mack, one of the Gregg County confirmed cases has been determined to be a resident of Rusk County. That leaves the official count for Gregg County at seven cases.

April 1 – East Texas reaches 100 coronavirus cases after Panola County confirmation

Panola County confirmed their third case of COVID-19 which brought the region to 100 total cases.

April 1 – Wood County issues stay-at-home order until further notice

Wood County Judge Hebron issued a stay-at-home order that would begin at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night. Hebron ordered that residents stay home unless conducting business that was deemed “essential.”

The order is in effect until Gov. Abbott terminates the Texas Disaster Declaration.

April 1 – Cherokee County confirms 5th case

Cherokee County Health Department confirmed a fifth case Wednesday.

That brings the total to 99 in East Texas.

March 31 – Smith County confirm additional case, count up to 37

NET Health confirmed an additional case in Smith County, bringing the total to 37. A total of five cases were confirmed on Tuesday in Smith County. Three of the individuals had traveled outside East Texas recently with the remaining exposed to community spread.

That brings the total to 98 in East Texas.

March 31 – Panola County confirms 2nd case

Only hours after reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19, Panola County added a second case to its tally. Panola County Judge Lee Ann Jones confirmed the second case Tuesday evening.

That brings the total to 97 in East Texas.

March 31 – Cherokee County reports 4th case

Cherokee County Public Health Department has confirmed a fourth case in the county. The individual traveled within the United States and officials are working to contact anyone who has come in contact with them.

That brings the total to 96 in East Texas.

March 31 – Rusk County confirms 4th case

The Rusk County Office of Emergency Management has confirmed a fourth case of COVID-19 in the county. According to officials, the case is in Kilgore and does not appear to be travel related. That brings the total to 95 in East Texas.

March 31 – Anderson County confirms 1st case

Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the county. The patient is quarantined at home and the case is travel related. That brings the total to 94 in East Texas.

March 31 – Wood County confirms 1st case

NET Health has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Wood County. NET Health has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Wood County. That brings the total to 93.

March 31 – Gregg County reports 6th case

Longview Mayor Andy Mack confirmed an additional case in Gregg County. That brings the total to six in the county and 91 in East Texas. That brings the total to 92 in East Texas.

March 31 – Harrison County, Marshall issue ‘shelter-in-place’ order after 2 new cases

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims and City of Marshall Mayor Terri Brown have confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County. In each case, the cause of COVID-19 exposure was travel-related.

In an effort to slow community spread of the illness, Sims and Brown have each issued stay at home orders for residents of Marshall and Harrison County effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.

That brings the total to 91 in East Texas.

March 31 – Angelina County reports new case

Angelina County & Cities Health District reported a new case of COVID-19. That brings the total to 89.

March 31 – Gov. Abbott extends social distancing order, schools closed until May 4

Gov. Abbott announced that he would be extending his social distancing executive order until April 30 just two days after President Trump extended federal guidelines. Schools will also be closed until May 4.

March 31 – Whitehouse community member tests positive for COVID-19

Smith County and NET Health announced a member of the Whitehouse community has tested positive for the coronavirus.

“The situation with COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly changing and spreading,” said Mayor Charles Parker. “It is critical that the community continue to heed the Stay-At-Home order, social distancing recommendations and take personal hygiene seriously. This will be the key to ensuring that this virus doesn’t spread.”

Officials are working to isolate the patient and are investigating those that may have come in contact with them.

March 31 – Smith County confirms four additional cases

NET Health confirmed an additional four cases in Smith County. That brings the total to 88 in East Texas.

March 31 – Shelby County announces 2 new cases

Shelby County’s number increased to four Tuesday with its announcement of two new cases. That brings the total in East Texas to 84.

March 30 – Hopkins County confirms two cases

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed two more cases in Hopkins County on Monday.

That brings the total to 82 in East Texas.

March 30 – San Augustine, Panola Counties announce first

San Augustine and Panola Counties each announced their first cases. That brings the total to 80 in East Texas.

March 30 – Nacogdoches reports 2 additional cases

Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office reported two additional cases. That brings the total to four in Nacogdoches County and 78 in East Texas.

The Cherokee County Public Health Department confirmed the third case in the county. The individual has traveled within the United States and officials are working to contact anyone who has had contact with them.

That brings the total to 78 in East Texas.

March 30 – Polk County reports 3 additional cases

The Angelina County and Cities Health District reported three additional cases in Polk County. That brings the total to 75 in East Texas.

March 30 – Angelina County confirms 4th case

The Angelina County and Cities Health District reported a fourth case on Monday in Angelina County. That brings the total to 72 in East Texas.

March 30 – Bowie County reports 1st death, 3rd in East Texas

A Texarkana woman has passed away after medical complications from the coronavirus, according to a report from the Texarkana-Gazette and Bowie County officials. The woman was 70-year-old Brenda Joyce Ciganeiro and the paper cites her husband saying she had been admitted to the hospital three weeks ago with double pneumonia.

Due to social distancing restrictions, the paper reports that Ciganeiro could not have visitors in her final days, including her husband of 37 years.

That brings the total to 71 in East Texas.

March 30 – Bowie County reports third East Texas death, 6 new cases

Bowie County health officials reported one death and six new cases on Monday. This brings the total of cases to 71 in East Texas.

March 30 – Camp County reports 1st case

Camp County Emergency Management confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the county. Judge AJ Mason did not give any information regarding the patient or if the case was community spread or travel-related.

This brings the total to 65 in East Texas.

March 30 – Smith County reports 32nd case

NET Health confirmed on its website Monday morning that Smith County is up to 32 cases of coronavirus, up one from Sunday. It is the 64th confirmed case of coronavirus in East Texas, meaning that Smith County still accounts for half of the cases in the Piney Woods.

That brings the total to 64 in East Texas.

March 30 – Upshur County reports 2nd case

Upshur County has confirmed its second case of coronavirus, according to Judge Todd Tefteller. The case was confirmed on Sunday and Tefteller said that the case resides in the Gilmer city limits. That brings the total to 63 in East Texas.

March 29 – Van Zandt County confirms 2nd case

Van Zandt District Judge Chris Martin confirmed a second coronavirus case in the county. The new case has evidence of community spread but was exposed outside Van Zandt County. Judge Martin said the risk in the county remains low and there is no evidence of community spread within the county at this time.

The first case in the county was reported on March 18, but the individual died on March 28.

This brings the total to 62 in East Texas.

March 29 – Shelby County confirms 2nd case

Shelby County has confirmed its 2nd case of the coronavirus, in a statement released by Judge Allison Harbison. She said the case appears to be community spread but no additional information has been given. This brings the total in East Texas to 61.

March 29 – Gregg County confirms 5th COVID-19 case

Longview Mayor Andy Mack confirmed an additional coronavirus case in Gregg County. This brings the total to five in Gregg County and 60 in East Texas. There is no information regarding the patient or if the case in travel-based or community spread.

March 29 – Gov. Abbott restricts travel from Louisiana

“My prior executive order about travel from New Orleans covered air travel from New Orleans into the state of Texas,” said Abbott. “Now I am updating that executive order to also include travel by road and that is travel by road from any location in the State of Louisiana.”

Essential traffic will be allowed through including commercial activity, military, critical infrastructure, and medical.

The Texas Department of Public Safety will issue traffic stops and people will be required to self-quarantined for 14 days if you are found coming from Louisiana.

March 29 – NET Health confirms four new cases in Smith County

NET Health confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Smith County. This brings the total to 59 in East Texas.

March 29 – Cherokee County confirms 2nd case of COVID-19

Cherokee County is reporting its second case of COVID-19. The case is travel-related, according to the Cherokee County Public Health Department, and the patient is recovering at home under isolation. This brings the total number of cases in East Texas to 55.

March 29 – Angelina confirms two additional COVID-19 cases

Angelina County and Cities Health District have confirmed two additional COVID-19 cases in Angelina County. That brings the total to three in the county.

There is no information regarding the two new patients or if the cases are community spread or travel based. This brings the total to 54 in East Texas.

March 29 – Henderson County confirms 1st case

Henderson County has reported its first case of COVID-19. This brings the total of cases in East Texas to 52, with two deaths.

“The patient has not had any travel history and is believed to have contracted the virus due to community spread.”

March 29 – Cass County confirms 2nd case

Cass County confirmed its second COVID-19 case bringing the total in East Texas to 51.

March 29 – Nacogdoches County issues shelter in place order

Residents of Nacogdoches County and the City of Nacogdoches are now under a stay at home order. The order goes into effect Monday, March 30 at noon until April 7.

Stay at home orders:

  • Kilgore
  • Smith County
  • Van
  • Hideaway
  • Mabank
  • Gregg County

March 28 – Polk County reports 1st case

Polk County Emergency Management reported its first case in the county. This brings the total to 50 in East Texas.

March 28 – Nacogdoches reports 2nd COVID-19 case

Nacogdoches County reported the second case of coronavirus in its jurisdiction. This brings the total number of cases to 49 in East Texas.

March 28 – Franklin County confirms first case of coronavirus

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee announced that the first case of COVID-19 in his jurisdiction had been confirmed.

That brings the total to 48 in East Texas.

March 28 – Second East Texan dies from COVID-19

A second East Texan passed away as a result of the coronavirus. The victim was identified as a 47-year-old woman in Van Zandt County.

March 28 – Rusk County confirms third case

Rusk County is reporting its third case of COVID-19. This case is travel-related and the person is currently isolated at home. This brings the total to 47 in East Texas.

March 27 – Smith County confirms six additional cases

Along with the first death reported in East Texas, Smith County confirmed six more cases. This brings the total to 46 in East Texas.

March 27 – Smith County issues stay-at-home order

Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran issued a “stay-at-home” order for Smith County that will last two weeks. After initially only wanting to make such a declaration as a “last resort”, Moran relented just four days later.

The county currently makes up nearly 60 percent of all coronavirus cases in East Texas.

Many essential businesses remain open, including gas stations and grocery stores. Tyler police say they will not pull anyone over asking for documentation of being an “essential employee.”

Stay at home orders:

  • Kilgore
  • Van
  • Hideaway
  • Mabank
  • Gregg County

March 27 – Bowie County confirms two additional COVID-19 cases

Bowie County officials have confirmed two cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to three in the county. They have also issued a shelter in place for residents. This brings the total to 40 in East Texas.

March 26 – City of Kilgore issues shelter in place order

The city of Kilgore has issued a shelter in place order. While Gregg County issued a shelter in place on Wednesday, March 25, parts of Kilgore fall out of the jurisdiction. That initiated Kilgore May Ronnie Spradlin to issue his own executive order of shelter in place for residents. The order goes into effect Thursday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m. and ends on April 9.

Stay at home orders:

  • Van
  • Hideaway
  • Mabank
  • Gregg County

March 26 – City of Van issues shelter in place order

The city of Van has issued a shelter in place order. The order goes into effect Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and will last until Friday, April 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Stay at home orders:

  • Van
  • Hideaway
  • Mabank
  • Gregg County

March 26 – Cherokee County confirms 1st case

The Cherokee County Public Health Department has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19. There is no information on the patient or if the case was community spread. That brings the total to 38 cases in East Texas.

March 26 – Gregg County confirms 4th COVID-19 case

A fourth case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Gregg County by Judge Bill Stoudt. There are no details on the patient or if the case is community spread. That brings the total to 37 cases in East Texas.

March 26 – Shelby County confirms 1st case

Shelby County announced its first case of coronavirus Thursday afternoon in a statement released by Judge Allison Harbison. That brings the total to 36 in East Texas.

March 26 – Harrison County confirms 1st case

Harrison County has reported a case of COVID-19. In response, City of Marshall Mayor Terri Brown has issued a Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency Related to Communicable Disease in conjunction with Harrison County Judge Chad Sims. That brings the total to 35 in East Texas.

March 26 – Texarkana issues mandatory curfew

Texarkana leaders have announced a mandatory curfew in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus and for the safety of the community. The curfew will be enforced starting Thursday, March 26. Under the curfew, everyone is required to be in the house from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. unless traveling to and from work, the hospital, medical appointments, or the pharmacy. The curfew is set to remain in effect until further notice.

March 25 – Smith County COVID-19 cases rise to 21

NET Health has confirmed an additional five cases of COVID-19 in Smith County. That brings the total to 34 in East Texas.

March 25 – City of Hideaway issues shelter in place order

The order was issued on Wednesday by Mayor Ray Hutcheson and will limit activities within the city over the next seven days until April 1.

  • All Hideaway Parks and Beaches are closed
  • Hideaway Golf Course closed

Stay at home orders:

  • Hideaway
  • Mabank
  • Gregg County

March 25 – City of Mabank issues shelter in place order

The City of Mabank declared a shelter in place order. The order takes effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 and lasts until 11:59 on April 8.

Stay at home orders:

  • Mabank
  • Gregg County

March 25 – Angelina County confirms 1st coronavirus case

The individual recently traveled out of the state and became ill after returning to Lufkin. ACCHD Administrator Sharon Shaw said the individual was tested in a Houston-area hospital and remains in a Houston hospital. This brings the total to 29 in East Texas.

March 25 – Gregg County issues mandatory shelter in place

On Wednesday, Mayor of Longview Andy Mack confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 and issued a mandatory shelter in place. That brings the total number of cases to three in Gregg County and 28 in East Texas.

March 25 – Upshur County confirms 1st case

Officials with the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management office have confirmed a positive case in the county. No information about the patient is being released at this time. That brings the total to 26.

March 25 – Nacogdoches County confirms 1st case

Officials with the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office have confirmed a positive coronavirus case. No information has been given about the patient. That brings the total to 25 in East Texas.

March 25 – Smith County reports first death and 2 more cases

The first coronavirus death in East Texas has been confirmed by Smith County officials. The patient was identified as a 91-year-old.

Smith County also confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total to 24 in East Texas including the one who passed away.

March 25 – Angelina County extends disaster declaration for COVID-19 until May

County Commissioners have extended restrictions on social gatherings until May after the original order was set to expire Friday, March 27.

The order’s content closely resembles the executive order that Gov. Abbott signed last week.

March 24 – Rusk County confirms 2nd case

Rusk County now has two confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management. There is no official information regarding the patient. This brings the total to 22 in East Texas.

March 24 – Smith County cases jump to 14

NET Health confirmed 4 more cases in Smith County. Community spread has been found as a cause. That brings the total to 21 in East Texas.

March 24 – Midland confirmed 11th Texas coronavirus death

The City of Midland confirmed Midland’s first coronavirus death. The patient was a male in his 60s and had no significant underlying medical conditions.

March 24 – Amarillo confirmed 10th Texas coronavirus death

The City of Amarillo Public Health Department reported the first death in Amarillo related to the coronavirus. There is no information regarding the patient.

March 24 – Hopkins County reports first case

Hopkins County Emergency Management confirmed its first case of COVID-19. No information has been given about the patient. That brings the total to 17 in East Texas.

March 23 – Dallas County reports 8th and 9th Texas coronavirus death

Dallas County officials announced on Monday two more deaths have been caused by COVID-19. The deaths were both men in their 60s from Dallas and both had been critically ill in the hospital. This brings the total to four in the county.

March 22 – Bexar County confirms 7th coronavirus death in Texas

A woman in her 80s died from the coronavirus on Sunday in San Antonio.

March 22- Morris County confirms first case

On Sunday, The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed one case of the coronavirus in Morris County. That brings the total to 16 in East Texas.

March 21 – Dallas County reports 6th coronavirus death in Texas

March 21 – Smith County confirms 10th case

NET Health confirmed a 10th coronavirus case in Smith County, which has evidence of community spread. That brings the total to 15 in East Texas.

March 21 – Smith County confirms ninth case

NET Health confirmed a ninth coronavirus case in Smith County, which has evidence of community spread. This brings the total to 14 in East Texas.

March 20 – Smith County cases increase by 3, Cass County confirms case

Smith County confirmed three more cases of the coronavirus bringing the total to eight in Smith County as of Friday. Cass County also confirmed its first case. That brings the total to 13 in East Texas.

March 19 – Dallas County reports 5th Texas death from coronavirus

On Thursday, Dallas County reported the sixth Texas death from COVID-19. The man was in his 60s and was found deceased in his home.

March 19 – Lufkin, Angelina County declare ‘local disaster’

The City of Lufkin and Angelina County declared a “local disaster” after concerns of the coronavirus spreading in East Texas continue. The declaration will be in place until March 27, unless extended.

March 19 – Athens, Henderson County declare ‘local disaster’

Athens and Henderson County declared a “local disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Several public facilities are closed to the public with some restricting access to the lobby.

March 19 – Gov. Abbott order bars, restaurants, gyms to close

Governor Greg Abbott issued a declaration of public health disaster Thursday, saying the orders issued under that declaration are intended to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting social gatherings of more than 10 people, shutting down inside-dining in restaurants and bars, closing gyms, and prohibiting visits to hospitals, nursing homes or long-term care facilities except to provide “critical assistance” to patients.

March 19 – Harris County reports 4th Texas death from coronavirus

Harris County health officials have announced the death of an elderly man from COVID-19. Officials say the man was between the ages of 80 and 90 and a resident of a nursing home in the northwest quadrant of Harris County.

March 18 – Collin County confirms 3rd coronavirus death Texas

Collin County officials confirmed that a 64-year-old male died Tuesday from the coronavirus. The test came back positive after the man’s death.

March 18 – Troup declares ‘local disaster’

Troup declared a “local disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. City facilities and departments remain open and are functioning as normal.

March 18 – Trump signs coronavirus relief package

President Donald Trump signed into law a coronavirus relief package that includes provisions for free testing for the coronavirus and paid emergency leave.

March 18 – Van Zandt confirms first case

The first positive case in Van Zandt County has been confirmed by City of Murchison officials. No word on if it was travel-related or not. This brings the total to nine in East Texas.

March 18 – Henderson extends ‘local disaster’

Henderson declared a “local state of disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The city closed several public facilities, including city hall, until the end of April.

March 17 – Tarrant County confirms 2nd Texas death

The patient was hospitalized with the virus on March 12 and died four days later. Forth Worth officials said that test results came back positive after James’ death.

March 17 – First Monday Trade Days event canceled

For the first time since it opened in the 1850s, First Monday Trade Days in Canton canceled an event. The April showing was set to be held April 2-5, but was shut down due to coronavirus concerns.

March 17 – Lindale declares ‘local disaster’

Lindale declared a “local state of disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The city has closed all public facilities and will limit city activities until April 16.

March 17 – Fifth coronavirus case in Smith County

NET Health confirmed a fifth coronavirus case in Smith County on Tuesday. The patient had direct exposure to a confirmed case in Smith County. That brings the total to eight in East Texas.

March 17 – Whitehouse declares ‘local disaster’

Whitehouse declared a “local state of disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The city has closed several public offices and facilities until further notice.

March 16 – Matagorda County confirms 1st Texas COVID-19 death

Texas reported its first death from the virus which happened in Matagorda County. The patient, a male in his late 90s, passed away Sunday evening with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Tests came back positive shortly after his passing.

March 16 – Gregg County declares ‘local disaster’

Gregg County declared a “local state of disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The declaration can last for a maximum of seven days, according to Texas law but it can be renewed. It also activates the Gregg County Emergency Plan.

March 16 – Smith County declares ‘local disaster’

Smith County Judge Nathan Moran has issued a “Declaration of Local Disaster” in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The declaration can last for a maximum of seven days, according to Texas law but it can be renewed. It also activates the Smith County Emergency Management Plan.

March 16 – Rusk County confirms first case

The Texas Department State Health Service reported the first coronavirus case in Rusk County. The case is travel-based and the person has been isolated at home. That brings the total to seven.

March 16 – Bowie County confirms first case

Officials confirmed the first case in Bowie County on Monday. That brings the total to six in East Texas.

March 14 – Fourth coronavirus case in Smith County

A fourth coronavirus case was confirmed by NET Health on Saturday evening. The source of the exposure remains unknown but the patient is in self-isolation at home. That brings the total to five in East Texas

  • Smith County – 4
  • Gregg County – 1

March 13 – Three coronavirus cases in Smith County

Three people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Smith County. No details about the patients have been released, but one patient is in serious condition. All cases are believed to be travel-related. That brings the total to four in East Texas.

  • Smith County – 3
  • Gregg County – 1

March 13 – Gov. Abbott declared ‘state of disaster’

Gov. Abbott declared a “state of disaster” for Texas on Friday. He said it authorizes, “the use of all available and necessary state and government resources to help respond to COVID-19.”

March 11 – World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic

The WHO declared a global coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

March 10 – First coronavirus case in Gregg County

The first East Texas case of the coronavirus was confirmed by the CDC in Georgia. Officials say the patient traveled within the U.S., has mild symptoms, and is in self-isolation at home.

  • Gregg County – 1

Coronavirus Sources

For a national list of coronavirus cases, you can visit the John Hopkins dashboard.

For health recommendations, you can visit the CDC website.

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