COVID-19 cases

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rockwall County has risen into the triple digits, including 15 in Royse City, with three deaths reported at a Rockwall long-term care facility.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rockwall County has risen into the triple digits, including 15 in Royse City, with three deaths reported at a Rockwall long-term care facility.

The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management was reporting that as of press time Tuesday, there were 102 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county.

In addition to the cases in Royse City, there were 55 reported in Rockwall, 14 in Fate, three in Heath, one in Rowlett and 14 at the Broadmoor Medical Lodge, where all of the county’s deaths connected to the virus have been located.

A total of 768 tests for the virus had been conducted in Rockwall County and 56 people had reportedly recovered as of Tuesday morning.

Rockwall County Emergency Management Coordinator Barbara Neville said Tuesday morning the actual numbers at Broadmoor are even higher.

“The first round of testing residents and staff is complete. However, five additional positive test results have come in,” Neville said. “To date, there are a total of 39 COVID-19 cases, 20 residents and 19 staff. Broadmoor has begun the second round of testing and continues to work closely with the local health authority, the County Judge, and the Office of Emergency Management.”

Neville said that her totals do not always sync with the ones shown on the department’s or the Texas Department of State Health Services statistics.

 “This is because Broadmoor has shared real-time information with us, and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) data lags a bit behind,” Neville said. “Also, all positive staff does not reside in Rockwall County. DSHS will not include those in Rockwall County’s aggregate number.”

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