Hunt County reported 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hunt County on Wednesday, July 29th.
There are now 355 active cases in the county. 659 patients are listed as recovered, 15 patients are hospitalized and there have been 8 deaths, according to the county.
There have been a total of 1,022 positive cases among Hunt County residents to date.
It has been reported to the County that the State’s COVID-19 fatality numbers far exceed the locally-reported numbers of deaths. The State’s reporting can be accessed by clicking on “Fatalities over Time” on www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/additionaldata. As of this afternoon, the state shows 19 COVID-19 fatalities of Hunt County residents. This sudden divergence is due to a recent change in the way the state calculates COVID-19 deaths, which in part uses death certificate information not yet available to the County. When Hunt County releases its morning reports
from this point forward, it will show the number of state-reported deaths, and the number of deaths that the County Health Department has been able to independently confirm.