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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: More than 25,700 people have contracted COVID-19 in East Texas; death toll over 600

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

TEXAS, USA — As of Friday, September 18, at 6 p.m., 25,799 people have contracted COVID-19 in East Texas since the pandemic began.

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Of that total number, 17,738 patients have recovered and 681 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 - 2,812, 2,050 recoveries, 20 deaths
  • Angelina County - 2,113, 1,769 recoveries, 72 deaths
  • Bowie County - 1,230, 664 recoveries, 71 deaths 
  • Camp County -  343, 180 recoveries, 9 deaths
  • Cass County - 308,  257, recoveries, 14 deaths
  • Cherokee County -1,514, 853 recoveries, 23 deaths
  • Franklin County - 128, 75 recoveries, 6 deaths
  • Gregg County - 2,012, 1,272 recoveries, 56 deaths
  • Harrison County -   863, 794 recoveries, 35 deaths
  • Henderson County - 913, 439 recoveries, 20 deaths
  • Hopkins County -  299, 149 recoveries, 8 deaths 
  • Houston County - 551, 299 recoveries, 9 deaths
  • Lamar County -   1,040, 509 recoveries, 29 deaths
  • Marion County - 149, 132 recoveries, 13 deaths
  • Morris County - 176, 91 recoveries, 3 deaths
  • Nacogdoches County - 1,508, 1,333 recoveries, 58 deaths
  • Panola County - 361, 257 recoveries, 25 deaths
  • Polk County - 828, 680 recoveries, 21 deaths
  • Rains County -  64, 50 recoveries, 3 deaths
  • Rusk County -  867, 362 recoveries, 6 deaths
  • Sabine County - 77, 6 recoveries, 8 deaths
  • San Augustine County - 199, 154 recoveries, 13 deaths
  • Shelby County -  461, 351 recoveries, 21 deaths
  • Smith County -  3,620,  2,922 recoveries, 63 deaths
  • Titus County - 1,531, 1,282 recoveries, 26 deaths
  • Trinity County - 193, 123 recoveries, 6 deaths
  • Upshur County - 374, 322 recoveries, 9 deaths
  • Van Zandt County -  565, 281 recoveries, 23 deaths
  • Wood County -  491, 298 recoveries, 17 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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