Last Friday, June 12, the Wharton County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reported that there were no new positive cases. It was welcoming news considering that it was just the third time this month that had happened.

Then on Monday, June 15, the OEM, which obtains its COVID-19 case count from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), reported there were nine new positive cases.

Two others were reported recovering.

As of June 15, the total who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now ninety-four 94 in Wharton County and there have been 44 reported cases who have recovered.

Wharton County has forty-nine 49 active COVID-19 cases. 

The OEM responded to the spike, which according to news reports, is a mirror image of what is happening in the state, too.

“The recent upward trend in positive cases means we must remain diligent in our social distancing and hygiene efforts. Now is not the time to let up on our social-distancing practices. Continue to avoid crowds, wear masks when it is required, or you feel it is in your best interest to do so and use good common sense when out in the community to avoid spreading disease.”

On Tuesday, June 16, the OEM reported zero cases of new positive cases and zero cases of new recoveries.

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