DSHS says 2 more Kerr County residents have died from COVID-19

At least 24 people have died from the virus since Aug. 1 in Kerr County.

On Sunday, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported two new deaths of Kerr County residents from COVID-19.

It's the latest in the confusing death toll administered between the state DSHS and Peterson Health — neither seem to agree about the death toll. DSHS said a person died on Aug. 13 and on Sept. 2. None of those reports match Peterson. While both agencies report 111 total deaths, no Peterson death appears included in the state numbers.

As of Sunday night, DSHS said 16 Kerr County residents have died from COVID-19 since Aug. 1. Peterson has reported eight deaths in the same period.


If there was any good news Sunday night, the number of people hospitalized continued to decline. For the first time in weeks, the number of hospitalized dipped below 12,000 people. However, the intensive care units are pushed to capacity, with 3,554 admitted across the state — 76% of those on ventilators.

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