REFUGIO COUNTY – The number of COVID-19 cases in Refugio County continues to rise, with several new cases being reported over the last few days. 

As of July 6, a total of 31 cases of coronavirus have been reported for Refugio County. Of these, 22 are considered active cases and nine patients have recovered.

Those recently diagnosed with coronavirus include:

• A woman in her 70s.

• A man in his 70s.

• Two men in his 20s.

• A man in his 30s.

• Four women in their 30s.

• A boy in his teens.

• A woman in her 50s.

• A man in his 50s.

• A woman in her 60s.

There have been a total of 13 new cases announced since July 3.

No other information, such as which towns the patients are residing in, is being released to the public.

“DSHS (the Texas Department of State Health Services) is supporting Refugio County by identifying any close contacts of the patient so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms,” said Sheldon Wiginton, director of the Refugio County Office of Emergency Management. “The patients’ identifiers on any confirmed cases will not be released to protect the patients’ rights.”

Jeff Osborne is the editor of the County Press and can be reached at 361-526-2397 or at


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