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KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — In an update on Friday, September 11, 2020, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), which serves as Kaufman County's Local Health Authority, reported 2,911 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County — up from 2,839 cases reported last Friday.

2,839 of those total confirmed cases are presumed recovered, bringing the current estimated active cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County to 48, according to DSHS. This is down from 57 presumed active cases last Friday.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting 44 COVID-19 fatalities among Kaufman County residents, up from 41 reported last Friday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: inForney.com reporting of COVID-19 numbers from TxDSHS will likely transition to a weekly report each Friday with a comparison of the numbers from the previous Friday's reporting. Readers should also note, Kaufman County has ceased reporting case geographical information, therefore, that information will no longer be publicly available to Kaufman County residents unless the TxDSHS changes their reporting system to reflect geographical data.

As of September 10, 2020, DSHS reported 20,104 COVID-19 tests had been performed in Kaufman County, according to provisional cumulative reporting numbers. There were 23.26 persons per 1,000 persons in the county who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The statewide testing positivity rate, as of September 10, was 6.90%.

Presumed or estimated recovery numbers represent the total confirmed cases in the county, minus any deaths, and estimates 20% of the remaining living cases required hospitalization while 80% of the remaining living cases did not, according to DSHS. Then, DSHS estimates recovery time for those hospitalized at approximately 32 days while those non-hospitalized at approximately 14 days. Those cases then fall off the estimated active case count.

The estimated active case count does not include probable cases, according to DSHS.

Residents are reminded to continue practicing proper hygiene and social-distancing measures.

For daily updates on COVID-19 data in Kaufman County from the Texas Department of State Health Services, which serves as Kaufman County's Local Health Authority, visit their website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus