Texas reports more than 5,300 COVID-19 cases, 90 deaths

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Published: Apr. 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM CDT
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Texas late Friday morning was reporting 5,330 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus including three new cases in Central Texas and 90 deaths.

More than 50,600 have been tested for the virus in the state.

Among the victims are more than 60 residents of a San Antonio nursing home where at least staff members have also tested positive in one of the biggest outbreaks at any single nursing facility in the U.S.

Officials are trying to find and test more than 50 others who worked at the home.

A total of 121 people have now been diagnosed with the virus in Central Texas.

The count includes an additional case in Navarro County, which now has five confirmed case, and the first case confirmed in Lampasas County.

It also includes a third case in Coryell County, a woman in her 70s who lives in the same home as a man in his 70s with underlying health issue who’s now hospitalized after he was confirmed to have the virus on Thursday.

The count also includes 51 confirmed cases and a death in Bell County, 50 confirmed cases and a death in Bell County and three cases in Limestone County with one death.

Hill County is reporting 3 cases; and Leon, and Milam counties are each reporting two cases;

Robertson County has two cases, one involving a man in his 90s whose diagnosis was confirmed on March 23 and a Hearne man working in West Texas whose diagnosis was confirmed on March 28.

Coryell County has two confirmed cases involving a Copperas Cove man in his 70s with underlying health issues who's hospitalized and a Copperas Cove woman, 55, who works at an unnamed long-term care facility in Belton that was confirmed on March 25.

One additional confirmed case was reported Thursday in Hill County, raising the county’s total to three and the count for the region to 112.

Three people diagnosed with the virus have died in Central Texas including a Temple woman in her 80s, Phillip Perry, 49, the principal of Waco’s G.W. Carver Middle School, and a Mexia woman in her late 50s or early 60s whose death was announced earlier Wednesday.