According to reports provided by the Department of State Health Services, along with information provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, estimated active cases within Rusk County rose to 97.

The Department of State Health Services reports a total of 1,059 positive cases within the county, a decrease of one from the 1,060 last reported with a recovery total of 933. Rusk County’s fatality total rose to 29.

Total confirmed cases within the state are at 956,234 with a testing total of 8,734,857. COVID-19 related deaths in Texas stand at 18,743, a small increase from last report’s 18,453. The estimated number of patients who have completed all treatment and quarantine protocols and are considered recovered stands at 820,215, yet another substantial increase from the 802,611 last reported. DSHS continues to report COVID-19 fatality data based on death certificates. Under this current policy, the newly reported fatalities lie at 43 for the state, as of Sunday, November 8.

TDCJ gladly reports no active offender cases within East Texas Treatment Facility or Billy Moore Correctional Center. Within ETTF and BMCC, 150 total offenders are considered recovered. ETTF reports one active employee case with BMCC reporting two employees testing positive for COVID-19, while a total of 33 from both units are listed as recovered. ETTF reports having one offender in medical isolation and none on medical restriction, while BMCC shows none in isolation with three on medical restriction.

TDCJ reports that 228,710 offenders and 80,696 employees have been tested, all across the state, with 24,335 offenders and a total of 5,750 staff members having tested positive and 22,309 offenders and 4,965 staff members listed as recovered. Active offender diagnoses have increased dramatically from 538 to 1,019. Active employee cases rose to 706 from the last report’s 651. Confirmed COVID related deaths within correctional facilities across the state remained 62, while those presumed to be COVID related is at 104, with an additional 44 pending cause of death investigations. TDCJ reports 10 units on a precautionary lockdown. The presumed employee death total remains at 21 throughout state facilities.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, DSHS attempts to disperse the most accurate and timely information. TDCJ provides a daily update on testing and reported positive results and deaths due to COVID-19.

To view regularly updated information, Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 updates are found at txdps.maps.arcgis.com, and you can find DSHS information on their website at www.txdshs.maps.arcgis.com.

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