Kaufman County is providing more detailed information about coronavirus cases in Kaufman County.
The county is posting regular updates on its website: kaufmancounty.net between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. each weekday. The county now includes information on age, gender and geographical location in regard to COVID-19 cases.
As of Monday afternoon, there were 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County. No deaths have been reported.
County Judge Hal Richards issued the following statement Monday: “We understand that people are justifiably worried about this outbreak. Everyone should know that Dr. (Benjamin) Brashear, county health officer, and Steve Howie, county emergency management coordinator, are working hard to provide the resources and information needed to keep us safe. The State of Texas designates county judges as the county’s emergency manager. I take this role seriously and I am always available to respond to situations as they arise.”
As of Monday, the Forney/Mesquite area had the most cases with 19, followed by Terrell, 3; Crandall/Combine/Heartland/Talty, 3; Scurry/Rosser, 2; Elmo/College Mound/Wills Point, 1; Kaufman, 1; Kemp/Mabank, 0.
There were no cases in infants or children age 9 and younger; 10-19, 3 cases; 20-29, 3; 30-39, 4; 40-49, 13; 50-59, 1; 60-64, 3; 65-69, 1; 70-74, 1; 75-79, 0; 80 and older, 0.
Source: Kaufman County Office of County Judge Hal Richards.