The Department of State Health Services reported 6,445 confirmed cases within the county, three more than the last reported total of 6,442. The DSHS continues to report probable COVID-19 totals for the county, and those numbers climbed slightly to 4,323.

Testing totals continue to rise even as confirmed case totals stall. The cumulative testing total for Rusk County climbed to 55,361, with 39,492 molecular tests conducted along with 2,636 antibody tests and 13,233 antigen tests. 

Rusk County’s fatality total remained at 232.

The Department of State Health Services COVID-19 dashboard reported 929 newly confirmed cases within the state, with 39 newly-reported fatalities as of April 7, 2022.

Texas Health and Human Services reported 46,258 vaccines administered in Rusk County, representing the full vaccination of 42.24% of the applicable County population. DSHS reported 24,615 residents having at least one dose, while the remaining 21,643 are fully vaccinated. The total percentage of Texas residents vaccinated stands at 76.76%. More than 7,825 Rusk County residents have taken additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) reported no active offender cases within East Texas Treatment Facility, Billy Moore Correctional Center, and Bradshaw State Jail. All Rusk County units reported no active employee diagnoses. 

ETTF reported having one offender in medical isolation and none on medical restriction, while Billy Moore and Bradshaw report no offenders in isolation or on restriction.

From facilities across the state, TDCJ reported 92 active offender cases, marking a change of one from Sunday’s reported total of 93, and 63 active employee diagnoses, no change from the last reported total. Roughly 66% of Texas prison facilities have active COVID cases within their population with no units on lockdown. 

Confirmed COVID-related deaths within correctional facilities across the state remained at 233, with those presumed to be COVID-related resting at eight. A total of 63 cases are pending cause of death investigations. Employee deaths due to presumed COVID diagnosis remained at 85 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 can be found at, and DSHS information is available on their COVID-19 dashboard at

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