East Texas COVID-19 Cases Rising, Still Below 2,000


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The number of active COVID-19 cases has increased over the past week, but it is still below 2,000.

There are currently 1,523 active cases of COVID-19 in east Texas, according to the Department of State Health Services.

The East Texas region is made up of two Trauma Service Areas (TSA), TSA G and TSA H.

Trauma Service Area G includes the following counties: Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood. This region is commonly referred to as East Texas and has an estimated population of 968,611.

Trauma Service Area H includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto and Tyler counties. This region is often called Deep East Texas and has an estimated population of 272,151.

KETK has compiled a list of current cases of COVID-19 in each county in east Texas according to available data from the DSHS:

Anderson County – 43

Angelina County – 65

Bowie County – 126

Camp County – 39

Cass County – 28

Cherokee County – 16

Franklin County – 17

Gregg County – 182

Harrison County – 25

Henderson County – 78

Hopkins County – 69

Houston County – 9

Marion County – 1

Morris County – 27

Nacogdoches County – 55

Panola County – 10

Polk County – 19

Rains County – 5

Rusk County – 0

San Augustine County – 0

Sabine County – 10

Shelby County – 16

Smith County – 377

Titus County – 61

Upshur County – 20

Van Zandt County – 105

Wood County – 120

There are currently 112 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in east Texas.

As of this writing, in trauma ward area G, 98 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. TSA G has 607 beds available and 22 beds available in adult intensive care.

In trauma service area H, 14 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. TSA H has 86 beds available and 1 adult bed available in intensive care.

Check with KETK weekly for updates on East Texas COVID-19 numbers.

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