Rockwall County has added two more deaths attributed to COVID-19 during the past week, along with hundreds more cases of the virus.
The number of active COVID-19 cases declined for the second week in a row when compared to one week earlier and the total number of recovered cases also rose sharply.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Tuesday morning Rockwall County had 10,906 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases, an increase of 369 cases when compared to one week earlier, with 2,975 probable cases, 81 more in one week.
The county had 165 reported deaths attributed to COVID-19, two more than one week earlier and an increase of six deaths in two weeks.
The statistics were reported on the evening of Monday, August 23.
The county had 13,534 estimated recoveries of the virus, 500 more than a week earlier. There were 300 active cases of the virus reported in Rockwall County Tuesday morning, 50 fewer than on August 17.
The hospitals in Trauma Service Area E, a 19-county region of North Texas, which includes Rockwall County, reported 3,137 patients were in hospital beds with COVID-19 as of Monday, which accounted for 23.5% of the 13,346 patients hospitalized due to the virus across Texas.
The hospitals in Trauma Service Area E reported that as of Monday, 20.16% of all hospitalized patients in the region were due to COVID-19.