According to the latest release from the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office (NCEMO), the number of Nacogdoches County deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now up to 15.

On a Facebook post, NCEMO updated that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) had notified the agency of 3 additional deaths.  2 of those deaths were females both between the ages of 80-89, and one death was a male between 70-79.  These deaths were reported while the DSHS was conducting follow-up investigations. No word was given on the exact dates on when these deaths occurred.

Nacogdoches County now has had a total of 230 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 114 of those remaining active, and an estimated 101 recoveries.  Shelby County reported 3 more deaths on Friday bringing that county's fatality number to 5.  Angelina County is reporting 139 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one related death.

Officials throughout East Texas are asking residents to please observe social distancing guidelines and wear masks when interacting with others.

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