TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The number of COVID-19 cases in East Texas has decreased by 2,521 since the previous week.
There are 24,830 active COVID-19 cases in the area, according to the Department of State Health Services.
There are 853 people hospitalized in East Texas for COVID-19. 702 patients are from Trauma Service Area G and 151 from Trauma Service Area H.
Trauma Service Area G includes the following counties: Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties. This region has an estimated population of 968,611.
Trauma Service Area H includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto and Tyler counties. This region is often referred to as Deep East Texas and has an estimated population of 272,151.
KETK has compiled a list of current COVID-19 cases in each East Texas county according to data available from DSHS: