CHEROKEE COUNTY – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county boundaries is now at 212, according to county officials.
According to a release issued by the Cherokee County Public Health Department late Friday, an additional 71 cases of the virus were confirmed, for a total of 136 active cases, 74 recovered cases and two deaths.
Overall, 20 of the cases – which includes two that are currently active – have been associated with a state facility, while the remainder – 210 – have been residents of Cherokee County.
On Friday, Jacksonville ISD and the county teamed up with the Texas Military Department to offer a free test collection site at the JISD gymnasium; a second such collection is slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library.
Meanwhile, as of July 3, the City of Jacksonville is reporting 87 confirmed cases within city limits, of which 18 are recoveries.