DSHS reports second fatality due to COVID-19

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website is reporting 15 people testing positive for COVID-19 in Culberson County as of yesterday afternoon, July 29. Of these 15 cases, 8 remain active, 5 have recovered and a total of 2 fatalities.

On Monday, DSHS posted that it is now reporting COVID-19 fatality data based on death certificates. A fatality is counted as a COVID-19 fatality when the medical certifier attests on the death certificate that COVID-19 is a cause of death. Death certificate data has identified 5,713 fatalities among Texas residents, including 44 newly reported on Monday. That compares with 5,038 deaths reported Sunday under the previous method.

Neighboring Hudspeth County has 0 active cases of the 19 total with 17 recovered and 2 fatalities. Of the 8 cases reported in Jeff Davis County, 4 remain active and 4 have recovered and there are 0 fatalities. Of the 119 positive cases in Reeves County, 41 are active, 69 have recovered and 2 fatalities remain.

Although the number of positive cases in Brewster County has climbed to 177, only 36 are listed as active with 139 recovered and 2 fatalities remain to date. Presidio County has reported 35 positive cases with 10 active, 24 recovered, and 0 fatalities remain to date.

A total of 13,807 coronavirus cases and 232 deaths have been recorded in El Paso County.

Texas reported 9,042 new cases of coronavirus and 313 deaths Wednesday. There have been 403,307 cases and 6,190 deaths across the state of Texas according to DSHS data.

The website to find the information is https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.