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COVID-19 Numbers: 167 people hospitalized in Southeast Texas

Here's the latest info we have on cases of the coronavirus in Southeast Texas.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — Southeast Texas saw 31 new cases of novel coronavirus Sunday according to numbers released by the state.

No new cases for Sunday have been reported yet because most local health departments in Southeast Texas are no longer reporting weekend results until Monday. 

16 of the cases reported by the state were in Jefferson County, 1 in Tyler County, and 14 new cases were reported in Liberty County. 

Hospitalizations remain a problem in Southeast Texas as 167 COVID-19 patients are in the general hospital population Sunday in Jefferson County. That number has risen from 107 on Thursday.

Jefferson County set a new record high on Thursday with 204 new positives.

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Credit: KBMT
Credit: KBMT

Here’s the breakdown by county for the eight-county Southeast Texas region...

12News is keeping track of positive cases in eight Southeast Texas counties including Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, and Tyler Counties.

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Credit: KBMT
Credit: KBMT

On June 10, 2020, the state began including numbers from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Gist, LeBlanc and Stiles Units for Jefferson County. On June 25, 2020, the state began including numbers from the Goodman Unit for Jasper County. Those numbers are not included in our graphs.

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12News is receiving data direct from local counties and local health departments as well as the State of Texas.

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Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus can be similar to the flu or a bad cold. Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.

But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.

The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.

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Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...

  • The air by coughing or sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

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Help stop the spread of coronavirus 

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Eat and sleep separately from your family members
  • Use different utensils and dishes
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
  • If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash

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Lower your risk

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

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