20 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in Central Texas

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus increased to 433 Friday in Central Texas with new cases in Bell, Coryell, Hill and Navarro counties. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey/file)
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(KWTX) The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus increased to 435 Sunday in Central Texas with new cases in Bell, Coryell, Hill and Navarro counties.

The total for the region stands at 435.

Mclennan and Limestone counties each reported one new positive case Sunday.

Coryell County reported a second death Friday, a Copperas Cove man in his 60s.

Statewide the total number of confirmed cases rose to 22,806 Friday with 593 deaths.

More than 9,100 patients have recovered and more than 240,000 tests have been administered.

With the addition of the Coryell County death, the total number of lives claimed by the virus in Central Texas stands at 14, also including one reported Monday in Milam County, three in Bell County, one earlier in Coryell County, one in Hill County, four in McLennan County, two in Navarro County and one in Limestone County.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported a total of 161 cases in Bell County Wednesday morning, but the Bell County Health District's count showed 151 with the virus, 73 of whom have recovered.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases that Bell County reports at the local level does not include people who live on post at Fort Hood. The number of confirmed cases in Bell County that the Texas Department of State Health Services reports does include Fort Hood cases. Cases involving Fort Hood personnel who live off post are included in the numbers the county releases.

The virus has claimed three lives in Bell County including a Killeen man in his 50s in ICU died who died on April 8, a Temple man in his 60s in intensive care who died on April 6 who died on April 6, and a Temple woman in her 80s who had been diagnosed with the virus died on March 26.

A third Killeen police officer was confirmed to have the new coronavirus on Tuesday.

Two other officers were diagnosed with the virus on April 7.

All three are recovering.

In McLennan County, which reported no new cases Friday, 81 cases have been confirmed and 67 patients have recovered.

Two patients are hospitalized, both of them at Ascension Providence, and neither in critical condition.

Health officials are monitoring 57 residents who have either tested positive or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus.

Four have now died including the 66-year-old resident whose death was announced Wednesday and a 61-year old McLennan County man whom a neighbor found dead on April 8.

G.W. Carver Middle School Principal Phillip Perry, died of complications from the virus on March 31 and a 69-year-old man died on April 9 at a local hospital.

Two of the men who died were African American, one was Latino and the other was white, health officials said.

A Waco police officer and a Department of Public Safety trooper are among those who tested positive for the virus in McLennan County, officials said Wednesday.

Both have since recovered.

Coryell County had 103 confirmed cases Friday, 59 of which involve state prison inmates.

The county has 30 active cases. Eight patients have recovered.

Twenty nine cases are active and six patients have recovered.

The virus earlier claimed the life of a Copperas Cove man in his 70s who died on April 9 at Advent Hospital in Killeen, to which he was admitted on April 2.

A 48-year-old male who resides in Mexia is the 12th confirmed case in
Limestone County and one death from last March.

A Mexia woman in her late 50s to early 60s with underlying health conditions died on March 31 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Bosque County was reporting three cases Wednesday, Falls County had one case, Freestone County reported three cases, Hamilton County reported five cases, Hill County reported one additional case for a total of 15 with one death, Lampasas County had two cases, Leon County had five, Milam County had 13, Navarro County reported 28, and Robertson County had two.