Nacogdoches County was just shy of 350 cases of the novel coronavirus with 49 of those active Thursday as testing pushed the number of confirmed infections to 348.
The newly confirmed cases included five men — three from the county and two from the city — and two women — one from the city and one from the county — according to the report by the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office.
Two of the men are in their 40s, one is in his 50s, and two are between 19 and 29. One of the women who tested positive is in her 30s and the other was is 19 and 29. Only one of the men between 19 and 29 lived in a place where the coronavirus had previously been reported.
As of Thursday morning, there were an estimated 49 active cases in the county, up from 45 active cases reported Wednesday. 275 people had recovered from the disease as of Thursday, which was three more than had recovered as of Wednesday.
In Nacogdoches County, the coronavirus is responsible for 24 deaths.
People in their 40s made up the slim majority of cases in the county, with 58 confirmed cases for 16.67% of the overall cases. People between 59 and 59, and those between 60 and 69 were the second two highest affected populations, with 14.94% and 14.66% of the total respectively.
There were 21 available ventilators at Nacogdoches County hospitals with four in use — two of which were assigned to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Statewide, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported an estimated 50,774 active cases of the disease, with 2,249 fatalities attributed to it as of 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. There were 125,921 cases reported in the state, with an estimated 72,898 recoveries.
The Nacogdoches County call center remains open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 936-468-4787; appointments for tests are required for all testing sites within the county.