Coronavirus pandemic

Two new COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the county Wednesday, according to the Bell County Public Health District.

The county now has seen a total of 428 deaths as a result of the virus, with currently 276 active cases being reported.

“Both individuals were in their 80s, one from Bell County and one from Killeen,” Dr. Amanda Robison-Chadwell, director of the district, said. “Our condolences go to their families.”

The district also reported a slight decrease in the incidence rate of cases, with 76 cases per 100,000 people. The rate has remained mostly steady for the past few weeks.

Overall, the county has seen a total of 22,166 reported cases of the virus and 21,462 recoveries.

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