Washington County’s COVID-19 case data as reported by the state is back to realistic totals, after a brief error caused an abnormally large inflation in active case numbers and a sizable decline in recoveries.
As of Sunday, the state COVID-19 dashboard indicated the county had 515 positive cases, 323 active cases, 153 recoveries, and 39 deaths. According to Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Bryan Ruemke, those numbers were the result of a reporting error by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Region 7 office in Temple.
The error was corrected in Monday night’s case update, which showed the county still had 515 positive cases and 39 deaths, but adjusted the active cases to 90 and the recoveries to 386. The latter two numbers are increases of three and 13, respectively, from data on Friday.
Friday’s report of 87 active cases was the county’s lowest total since July 7th, when DSHS reported 72 active cases.
As of Monday, the county has performed a cumulative total of 4,005 COVID-19 tests.
To see COVID-19 data for Washington County, visit www.dshs.texas.gov.