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UPDATE: 107 known active cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County

Grimes County Office of Emergency Management is continuously updating numbers.
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GRIMES COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: May 31, 2020

Grimes County has reported seven new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed there, bringing the total number of active cases to 107. There have been 122 known positive cases diagnosed overall.

At least 82 of the active cases in the county are TDCJ-related.

 Update: May 29, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Grimes County. The patient is a TDCJ offender in his 50’s who is not hospitalized. 

Seventy-six out of the total 115 cases have come from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

There are currently 98 active cases in Grimes County.

UPDATE: May 28, 2020

There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Grimes County, bringing the total to 114.

The first patient is a male in his 20s lives in the 77363 zip code. The second patient is a female in her 40s who lives in the 77868 zip code, within Navasota city limits.

UPDATE: May 27, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County. There are 112 total cases in the county, with 98 cases still active. 

The first patient is a male in his 20s who is not hospitalized and whose exposure was not travel related. This patient resides in the 77831 zip code. The second patient is a male in his 20s who is hospitalized and whose exposure is unknown. This patient resides in the 77831 zip code. The other 5 patients are TDCJ offenders who are not hospitalized.

UPDATE: May 26, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County. 

The first patient is a female in her 30’s who is not hospitalized and exposure was community spread. This patient lives in the 77830 zip code. The other 4 patients are TDCJ male offenders whose hospitalization is unknown.

UPDATE: May 23, 2020

Five more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Grimes County, bringing the total number of active cases there to 85. There have been a total of 99 people who have been diagnosed and one person has died.

All five of the patients are TDCJ male offenders. It is unknown if they are hospitalized at this time.

UPDATE: May 22, 2020

Three more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Grimes County, bringing the total to 94 cases. Right now there are 81 active cases, 12 reported recoveries, and 1 death.

The first two patients are females in their 20’s. One is hospitalized and one is not. Both patients reside in the 77831 zip code. The third patient is a male in his teens who is hospitalized and resides in the 77868-zip code within Navasota city limits.

UPDATE: May 21, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County. Grimes County now has a total of 78 active cases and 12 reported recoveries. There are 91 total cases.

The first patient is a male in his 60’s whose hospitalization is unknown and whose exposure is not travel related. The second patient is a male in his 60’s who is not hospitalized and whose exposure is unknown. Both patients reside in the 77868 zip code within Navasota city limits.

UPDATE: May 20, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed 24 additional cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County, bringing the total number of cases to 89. Grimes County now has a total of 76 active cases, 12 reported recoveries, and one death.

These 24 cases have all come from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. All 24 patients are TDCJ male offenders who are not hospitalized. 

UPDATE: May 16, 2020

Grimes County has confirmed there are 65 known cases of COVID-19 in the county. That brings a total number of active cases to 52. Both of the patients are TDCJ male offenders.

UPDATE: May 15, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed 7 more cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County, bringing the total to 50 active cases, 12 reported recoveries, and 1 death. 

One patient is a female in her 50’s whose hospitalization and exposure are unknown. Another female is in her 30’s whose hospitalization and exposure are known. The other five patients are male TDCJ offenders who are not hospitalized.

UPDATE: May 14, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed two more known positive cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County, bringing the total number of known positive cases to 56. Currently, there are 43 active cases of the virus.

The two newest patients are TDCJ male offenders who have not been hospitalized.

UPDATE: May 13, 2020

Twelve more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Grimes County. These new cases bring the total number to 54.

All 12 patients are Texas Department Criminal Justice male offenders who are not currently hospitalized.  

Grimes County now has a total of 41 active cases, 12 reported recoveries, and 1 death

UPDATE: May 12, 2020

Grimes County is confirming another case of COVID-19, bringing the total cases to 42.

The patient is a female in her 30’s whose hospitalization is unknown and resides in the 77868 zip code, within Navasota city limits. The patient’s exposure is unknown.

UPDATE: May 11, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the 41st case of COVID-19 in Grimes County, bringing the total to 35 active cases, 5 recoveries, and 1 death.

The patient is a male in his 60’s whose hospitalization is unknown and resides in the 77363 zip code. The patient’s exposure is unknown.

UPDATE: May 9, 2020

Grimes County is reporting four more known cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 40 cases, 34 of them being currently active. One of the patients is a man in his 60s who lives within Navasota city limits. The other three patients are TDCJ male offenders who are not currently hospitalized.  

UPDATE: May 8, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County. Grimes County currently has a total of 30 active cases, five reported recoveries, and one death.

13 of the confirmed cases in Grimes County can be attributed to the TDCJ Facility in the 77868 zip code. 

Credit: Grimes County

UPDATE: May 6, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed three more cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County. Grimes County now has a total of 21 active cases as of Wednesday May 6, 2020. 

The first patient is a male in his 50’s who’s hospitalization is unknown and resides in the 77868 zip code, outside of Navasota city limits. The second patient is a male in his 60’s who’s hospitalization is unknown and resides in the 77868 zip code, outside of Navasota city limits. The third patient is a male in his 30’s who is not hospitalized and resides in the 77868 zip code, outside of Navasota city limits. 

Grimes County currently has 5 reported recovered cases of COVID-19.

Credit: Grimes County

UPDATE: May 5, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed another case of COVID-19 in Grimes County, bringing the county to a total of 23 cases.

The patient is a male in his 60s who resides within the 77868 zip code, outside Navasota city limits. DSHS is continuing to investigate this case.

Grimes County currently has 5 reported recovered cases of COVID-19.

UPDATE: May 3, 2020

Grimes County reported there are now 22 known positive cases of COVID-19 in the county at this time. The two newest cases being reported are a female in her 50s who is not hospitalized and a man in his 70s who is hospitalized.

At least five of the people in the county who have tested positive have recovered at this time.

UPDATE: May 1, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed another case of COVID-19 in Grimes County, bringing the county to a total of 20 cases as of Friday, May 1, 2020. 

The patient is a male in his 50s who is currently hospitalized and resides within Navasota City Limits. DSHS is continuing to investigate this case.

Grimes County currently has 5 reported recovered cases of COVID-19.

Below is an updated COVID-19 case tracking map

Credit: City of Navasota

UPDATE: April 30, 2020

The 18th and 19th cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Grimes County.

The first patient is a female in her 50’s who's exposure was community spread and is not currently hospitalized. This patient resides in the 77868 zip code, outside of Navasota city limits. The second patient is a minor who's exposure was travel related and resides in the 77363 zip code.

UPDATE: April 29, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County. Grimes County now has a total of 17 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, April 29, 2020. 

The first patient is a female in her 40’s who’s exposure was community spread and resides in the 77868 zip code. The second patient is a female in her 40’s who’s exposure is unknown and resides in the 77353 zip code. The second case is still being investigated by DSHS. 

Credit: City of Navasota

UPDATE: April 27, 2020

According to the Grimes County Office of Emergency Management, two more positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. Grimes County now has a total of 15 confirmed cases as of Monday, April 27, 2020. 

The first patient is a male in his 80’s who’s exposure was travel-related and is currently hospitalized. The second patient is a male in his 50’s whose exposure was not travel-related and is not currently hospitalized.

UPDATE: April 24, 2020

The Grimes County Office of Emergency Management has confirmed another case of COVID-19, a male in his 50’s. This was not travel related. This case brings the total count to 13 with 5 recovered. 

UPDATE: April 23, 2020

According to the Grimes County Office of Emergency Management, there have been two additional cases of COVID-19 reporter. These cases bring the total number of cases to 12, with five having recovered.

The 11th case is a female in her 50’s and the 12th case is a female in her 40’s. Both cases are not travel related.

UPDATE: April 17, 2020

The City of Navasota has been notified of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 inside the city. This case brings Grimes County to a total 10 cases. The patient is a female in her 50s.

As of right now no other information has been released. 

UPDATE: April 16, 2020

Grimes County has been notified by the Department of State Health Services of two more confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

The first case is a 62-year-old male inmate who died with his probable cause of death being pneumonia complicated by COVID-19. The second inmate is in his 70’s who also tested positive for the virus and has been isolated from the inmate population. 

Eleven other inmates determined to have possibly come into contact with either confirmed case have been tested for the virus and were negative. 

UPDATE: April 13, 2020

The Grimes County Emergency Management office has  confirmed two more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total count to seven. 

The first case is a male in his 60’s who contracted the virus while traveling outside the county. The second case is a female in her 20’s and is not travel related. 

UPDATE: April 8, 2020

Grimes County Emergency Management has confirmed a fifth case of COVID-19, the patient is a male in his 60’s who is currently hospitalized. This individual’s exposure was not travel related so is believed to be community spread.

UPDATE: April 7, 2020

Grimes County Emergency Management has confirmed a fourth case of COIVD-19. The patient is a female in her 50’s. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services has also confirmed that the first three confirmed cases in Grimes County have recovered. 

UPDATE: March 30, 2020

Grimes County Emergency Management has confirmed a third case of COVID-19. The patient is a man in his 60's who contracted the virus outside the state and is self-isolating at home. There is no community spread of the virus in Grimes County at this time. 

UPDATE: March 21, 2020

Grimes County Emergency Management has confirmed its second case of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. David Lily, the county's emergency management coordinator, confirmed while it is a patient that came into contact with the first diagnosed case, it is not considered a community transmission.

The two confirmed cases are two patients who shared the virus through "household contact" and both had recently traveled out of the area. However, neither patent had any contact with anyone in Grimes County, according to the press release.

There is no further information being released on the patients at this time in an effort to protect their privacy.

UPDATE: The man contracted the coronavirus while traveling outside Grimes County and this individual did not make contact with anyone in Grimes County at any point during his return home. 

Earlier story below

Grimes County has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Grimes County. The news was posted to the Grimes County Emergency Management Facebook page.

The infected person is a male in his 50's. There is no further information at this this time.

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