COVID-19 claims life of Kerrville doctor; 34 hospitalized

The numbers rise at Peterson after a one-day break; 10 are in the ICU.

Kerr County had another person die from COVID-19 — this time a Kerrville physician.

Dr. Javier Campos, 46, who worked at Kerrville’s Family Practice Associates, reportedly died on Aug. 31. Multiple sources told The Lead that Campos has been severely sick with COVID-19. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported one person from Kerr County died from COVID-19 on Aug. 31.

Campos’ death brings the August death toll, as reported by DSHS, to 13, but it’s unclear if the five deaths Peterson Regional Medical Center has reported are counted in that total, which may be as high as 18.


After catching a break on Monday with a reduction of hospitalizations, Peterson Regional Medical Center was back to 34 people hospitalized, including 10 people in the intensive care unit. This marks the largest number of patients in the 14-bed ICU since the start of the pandemic.

Across Texas, hospitalizations fell below 13,000 for the first time — by just 27 people — since Aug. 20. The state reported more than 23,000 cases on Tuesday. In Kerr County, there were at least 17 people positive for COVID-19. The Kerrville Independent School District reported Monday that it had 174 cases — or more — active among students and staff, including 61 at Tivy High School.

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