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FRIDAY, AUGUST 7: More than 18,600 people have contracted COVID-19 in East Texas; death toll passes 300

For more information on the coronavirus, text "FACTS" to (903) 600-2600.

TEXAS, USA — As of Friday, August 7, at 5 p.m., 18,629 people have contracted COVID-19 in East Texas since the pandemic began.

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Of that total number, 8,190 patients have recovered and 323 patients have died from coronavirus-related complications.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Some counties are not reporting recoveries or are reporting them irregularly. This could also be due to people who test positive not retesting to show they're negative for COVID-19 after they recover.

Below is a full list of COVID-19 stats in East Texas:

  • Anderson County - 2,380, 1,861 recoveries, 8 deaths
  • Angelina County -1,796, 860 recoveries, 14 deaths
  • Bowie County - 764, 100 recoveries, 38 deaths 
  • Camp County -  229, 116 recoveries, 2 deaths
  • Cass County  - 171, 68 recoveries, 6 deaths
  • Cherokee County - 953, 17 recoveries, 4 deaths
  • Franklin County - 90, 1 death
  • Gregg County - 1,458, 367 recoveries, 24 deaths
  • Harrison County - 680, 513 recoveries, 35 deaths
  • Henderson County - 633, 160 recoveries, 7 deaths
  • Hopkins County - 200, 128 recoveries, 2 deaths 
  • Houston County  312, 75 recoveries
  • Lamar County -  658, 16 deaths
  • Marion County - 130, 98 recoveries, 8 deaths
  • Morris County - 105, 57 recoveries, 1 death
  • Nacogdoches County - 1,098, 634 recoveries, 35 deaths
  • Panola County - 286, 225 recoveries, 25 deaths
  • Polk County - 748, 192 recoveries, 9 deaths
  • Rains County - 51,19 recoveries, 1 death
  • Rusk County - 366, 179 recoveries, 3 deaths
  • Sabine County - 51, 1 recovery, 1 death
  • San Augustine County - 162, 115, recoveries, 12 deaths
  • Shelby County - 398, 233 recoveries, 16 deaths
  • Smith County -  2,524, 760 recoveries, 21 deaths
  • Titus County - 1,312, 962 recoveries, 14 deaths
  • Trinity County - 193, 3 recoveries, 3 deaths
  • Upshur County - 212, 129, recoveries, 3 deaths
  • Van Zandt County - 375, 113 recoveries, 6 deaths
  • Wood County - 316, 189 recoveries, 11 deaths

Numbers are determined by respective county officials and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The CDC recommends the following to help protect yourself:

  1. Washing hands 
  2. Avoid close contact
  3. Distance self between other people
  4. Stay home
  5. Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
  6. Throw away used tissues

For more information on the coronavirus, text "FACTS" to (903) 600-2600.

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