The number of COVID-19 cases in Nacogdoches ticked up by three and the total number of people killed by the disease increased by one Friday, according to data released by public health officials, pushing the total number of cases to 294 and the total number of deaths to 22.

Two of the three new cases are a man and woman in their 60s, while the third is a woman in her 40s. The two women were from households where the coronavirus had been previously reported, and the male patient was long-term care related.

The fatality was a woman in her 70s who was in a long-term care facility, according to the data.

The county had 58 active cases of the coronavirus with 214 people recovered. roughly 1,595 tests had been administered and the call center had screened 2,822 people.

The county’s 21st fatality came Thursday with the death of a woman in her 40s who was a resident in the city. Three other cases reported Thursday were that of a man in his 40s who lives in the city and two county residents: a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 90s.

Four cases were reported on Wednesday, including a girl under age 9. All four were county residents and included a man in his 60s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s.

Statewide, there were an estimated 21,960 active cases out of 71,613 reported cases. COVID-19 was responsible for at least 1,788 deaths across Texas.

Some 47,865 people had recovered from the disease, while more than 1.2 million tests had been performed.

A local call center remains open from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 936-468-4787.

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