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Bell County reported 160 new cases of the coronavirus Monday, which pushes the total case count in the county to 2,137. The total fatalities from the virus in the county is still 14 people.

Of the total cases, 557 have recovered, 156 have been hospitalized and the county has completed 29,107 total tests. 

The current positivity rate for coronavirus tests within the county is 7.34%. 

Amanda Robison-Chadwell, the director of the Bell County Public Health District, provided a statement via email on Monday. 

"Today we reached 2,137 cases in Bell County. That includes cases reported over the weekend. We can still see cases being driven by those under 60 with the 20-29 demographic, in particular, making up 24.5% of all cases. We did see a dip in the number of cases reported per day since 9th, but it is too early yet to say that recent actions taken have had an impact," Robison-Chadwell said. 

She also said that preliminary tests at Indian Oaks Nursing Home in Harker Heights, where a breakout began last week, show that 11 residents and 10 staff members have tested positive. 

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(1) comment

Mark2588

It would be nice if beside total number, why don't you include how many people have no symptoms, how many are sick and how many have recovered. It sounds like there are over 2000 sick people in the hospital the way it's reported.

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