Active cases of COVID-19 soars to 70 in county


There were 63 new COVID-19 cases reported in Gonzales County from Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Wednesday, Dec. 2, bringing the total case count to 1,306 according to daily updates from County Judge Patrick C. Davis. Of these, 1,250 are considered recovered with 10 deaths reported.

The county has 70 active cases as of Dec. 2.

Department of State Health Services Data also shows that hospitalizations of lab-confirmed COVID-19 in Trauma Service Area P, which Gonzales County is included in, rose to an even 15% on Tuesday, Dec. 1, a 5.6% increase from Tuesday, Nov. 24, before dropping to 13.8% on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The executive order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott which allows bars to remain open at 50% operation capacity, and other businesses at 75% operation capacity states that hospitalizations must be below 15% capacity to do so. If hospitalizations exceed 15%, counties within that TSA will not qualify to opt-in to the order.

Cases continue to be reported on district websites in Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District and Gonzales Independent School District, but Waelder Independent School District has not updated its website detailing case counts since Nov. 16, four days before the district went on its extended winter break. In NSCISD there are six active cases. In GISD, there are seven, with five among students.