NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KETK) – Two more people have died in Nacogdoches County from the coronavirus, according to the Office of Emergency Management.
Both individuals were 90+ years old and female.
This gives them the most deaths in East Texas from the novel virus with now six confirmed. Bowie County trails closely behind with five.
In the same update, the OEM office said that nine new cases have also been confirmed to bring them to 67 total. According to the numbers they provided, 600 people have been tested in Nacogdoches County.
Below are details of seven of the nine:
- Female in 20s
- Female in 40s (county)
- Female in 80s (county)
- Female in 60s (City)
- Female in 70s (City)
- Male in 60s (City)
- Male in 70s (County)
The county has received public questions as to why they have a high number of cases as opposed to other surrounding areas.
In a statement, they speculated with the following reasons:
- Nacogdoches is testing more aggressively than surrounding areas
- The county is mostly using private labs, which gives results back faster
- The stay-at-home order is not being strictly followed
The OEM stressed that these are just educated guesses and should not be taken as hard facts.