Local COVID-19 cases, deaths increasing


As of 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Bosque County Emergency Management Office and officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services' Region 7 reported eight additional cases of Bosque County residents testing positive for COVID-19 and another fatality, as well.

Bosque County's total number of cumulative cases is 371 -- 61 of which are active; and 302 of which are listed as either recovered or inactive. Last weekend's death brings the county's count to eight.

"We are continuing to increase in the number of positive cases, as is every other county in the state," County Emergency Management Coordinator Chris Anderson said on the office's Facebool page. "We need to continue following the same safety rules we have up to this point. Separate yourself as much as possible when in public, wear a face mask and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching anything in public that may be contaminated."

On Tuesday, Good-all-Witcher Healthcare reported having tested a total 2,864 citizens, resulting in 2,545 negative tests and 297 positive tests -- 22 tests are still pending.

Hospital officials note the number of positive tests only includes those tests given at GWH facilities. Of those, 190 positive cases were among Bosque County residents and 47 were in non-Bosque County residents. Due to retesting, number of tests does not equal number of cases.