McLennan County reports 56 COVID-19 cases

Waco health officials announced three new cases Monday. (MGN)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco-McLennan County Public Health District reported three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, raising the county’s total to 56.

Two of the three are 60 or older and the third is 20-29 years of age.

Six patients were hospitalized Monday and four are in critical condition.

Nineteen patients have recovered.

One resident, G.W. Carver Middle School Principal Phillip Perry, has died of complications from the virus.

The Waco-McLennan County Health District released additional information Friday for the first time that shows that while most of the confirmed cases involve residents of Waco, that the virus is present in Waco's suburbs and other communities in the county as well.

Half of those with the virus are female and half or male, more than 25 percent are 20 to 29 years of age and just less than 25 percent are 50 to 59.

Just more than 5 percent are younger than 19, just less than 15 percent are 30 to 39, 40 to 49 or 60 and older.

Nearly 50 percent of those with the virus have recent travel histories, 16 percent were exposed to someone with the virus and source of the infection in 36 percent is unknown.

Forty four percent of those with the virus have other underlying conditions.