County reports 20 active COVID-19 cases


Following state and national trends, cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Gonzales County. For the week of Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, 24 new cases were reported.

According to daily reports from County Judge Patrick C. Davis, there are 20 active cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Nov. 5. An additional case was reported Wednesday, Oct. 4, bringing the total of cases reported in the county to 1,173, with 1,143 deemed recovered through the Department of State Health Services’ time estimation system, and 10 reported deaths.

In Trauma Service Area P, which Gonzales is included in, lab-tested cases of COVID-19 make up 6.2% of all hospitalizations. This is up 0.2% from the previous week, which reported 6% on Oct. 28. This is still below the 15% threshold necessary to stay open at 75% for a majority of businesses, with bars remaining open at 50% capacity.

Data reported by school districts for the week ending Nov. 1 showed that there were a total of two new cases reported off campus in Gonzales Independent School District. This brings the total that the district has had since such data became available on Sept. 28 to 11. For the same reporting period, Waelder Independent School District reported no cases and no new cases were reported in Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District, leaving them with a single previously reported case.