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Peterson Regional Medical Center reported its second death in two day related to coronavirus, along with another big number of positive tests on Tuesday. 

Peterson Health said 24 people tested positive for COVID-19 at its facilities — that's 65 in two days. The number of people who have tested positive between Peterson Health and a testing event on Nov. 3 at Hill Country Youth Event Center is at 269. 

The death was the fifth at Peterson since the start of the pandemic. The death toll is now estimated by The Kerrville Daily Times at 30 people, which includes eight in local nursing homes. 

This will also be the last day that Peterson reports numbers before Nov. 30. As of Tuesday, Kerr County has averaged 11 positive cases per day in November and this will be the worst month for the coronavirus locally since the pandemic began in February. 

Over the last two days, Peterson has returned testing results with positivity rates of more than 20% — above the state's totals. There are 13 people hospitalized at Peterson Regional Medical Center with COVID-19. 

There are currently more than 200 active cases of the virus in Kerr County. 

The state of Texas broke its own record for new cases with nearly 14,000 on Tuesday. There were more than 8,400 people hospitalized across the state, but the San Antonio area, which includes Kerrville, was still in good shape when it comes to hospital bed and intensive care capacity. There were just 548 patients in the region hospitalized with the virus. 

On Wednesday, a mass testing event will happen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hill Country Youth Event Center. The testing is free and there's not an appointment or physician referral needed. 

Peterson Health Covid-19 Testing Results

Date Positive cases Tests conducted Total tests Hospitalized Positivity Rate
Dec. 18 26 121 12749 20 21.4%
Dec. 17 25 127 12628 19 19.6%
Dec. 16 26 115 12501 22 22.6%
Dec. 15 45 155 12386 19 29%
Dec. 14 44 266 12231 18 16.5%
Dec. 11 16 90 11965 23 17.7%
Dec. 10 30 123 11875 24 24.3%
Dec. 9 24 139 11752 19 17.2%
Dec. 8 29 140 11613 19 20.7%
Dec. 7 56 285 11473 21 19.6%
Dec. 4 20 114 11188 16 17.5%
Dec. 3 18 113 11074 16 15.9%
Dec. 2 10 122 10961 20 8.1%
Dec. 1 35 135 10839 20 25.9%
Nov. 30 68 415 10704 24 16.3%
Nov. 24 24 114 10289 13 21%
Nov. 23 41 170 10175 15 24.1%
Nov. 20 13 107 10005 10 12.1%
Nov. 19 17 121 9898 15 14%
Nov. 18 20 105 9777 13 19%
Nov. 17 19 124 9672 11 15.3%
Nov. 16 23 172 9548 8 13.3%
Nov. 13 13 91 9376 12 14.2%
Nov. 12 10 105 9285 12 9.5%
Nov. 11 6 74 9180 12 8.1%
Nov. 10 12 227 9106 12 5.2%
Nov. 9 18 117 8879 14 15.3%
Nov. 6 5 94 8762 10 5.3%
Nov. 5 5 119 8666 11 4.2%
Nov. 4 3 94 8547 10 3.1%
Nov. 3 9 109 8453 12 8.2%
Nov. 2 13 192 8344 10 6.7%
Oct. 30 7 102 8152 9 6.8%
Oct. 29 7 43 8050 7 16.2%
Oct. 28 6 52 8007 4 11.5%
Oct. 27 4 85 7955 5 4.7%
Oct. 26 12 145 7870 8 8.2%
Oct. 23 4 38 7725 10 10.5%
Oct. 22 4 100 7687 7 4%
Oct. 21 11 92 7587 8 11.9%
Oct. 20 12 114 7495 8 10.5%
Oct. 19 10 103 7381 3 9.7%
Oct. 16 7 71 7278 2 9.8%
Oct. 15 3 51 7207 1 5.8%
Oct. 14 15 60 7156 3 25%
Oct. 13 9 104 7096 3 8.6%
Oct. 9 1 44 6908 3 2.2%
Oct. 8 10 70 6864 4 14.2%
Oct. 7 5 79 6794 3 6.3%
Oct. 6 12 111 6715 2 10.8%
Oct. 5 6 154 6604 2 3.8
Oct. 2 4 32 6450 3 12.5
Oct. 1 5 54 6418 3 9.2
Sept. 30 4 67 6364 4 5.9
Sept. 29 4 53 6297 5 7.5
Sept. 28 12 93 6244 3 12.9
Sept. 25 7 62 6151 4 11.2
Sept. 24 5 67 6089 4 7.4
Sept. 23 5 72 6022 2 6.9
Sept. 22 2 145 5950 2
Sept. 21 7 UNK UNK UNK
Sept. 18 2 12 5805 1
Sept. 17 2 127 5793 1
Sept. 16 0 29 5666 1
Sept. 15 7 70 5637 0
Sept. 14 2 116 5567 2
Sept. 11 0 62 5451 0
Sept. 10 0 68 5389 1
Sept. 9 3 74 5321 2
Sept. 8 2 108 5247 1
Sept. 4 1 51 5139 1
Sept. 3 2 71 5088 1
Sept. 2 1 78 5017 0
Sept. 1 5 93 4939 1
Aug 31 2 70 4846 0
Aug 28 0 50 4776 2
Aug 27 0 28 4726 3
Aug 26 1 51 4698 5
Aug 25 4 41 4647 5
Aug 24 3 82 4606 3
Aug 21 3 28 4524 2
Aug 20 3 66 4496 2
Aug 19 2 44 4430 0
Aug 18 1 41 4386 0
Aug 17 2 48 4345 2
Aug 14 3 38 4297 1
Aug 13 2 45 4259 2
Aug 12 4 63 4214 3
Aug 11 5 62 4151 6
Aug 10 3 90 4089 3
Aug 7 4 42 3999 3
Aug 6 1 38 3957 5
Aug 5 1 41 3919 5
Aug 4 3 49 3878 5
Aug 3 3 62 3829 6
July 31 7 17 3767 7
July 29 5 39 3660 8
July 28 8 49 3621 8
July 27 10 85 3572 7
July 24 1 58 3487 6
July 23 10 67 3429 6
July 22 2 155 3362 6
July 21 9 2 3207 7
July 20 17 95 3205 4
July 17 3 23 3110 6
July 16 10 158 3087 6
July 15 3 95 2929 7
July 14 UNK
July 13 13 145 2834 6
July 10 12 71 2689 7
July 9 12 75 2618 6
July 8 10 65 2543 6
July 7 1 73 2478 2
July 6 33 185 2405 2
July 2 6 72 2220 2
July 1 11 72 2148 3
June 30 0 83 2076 1
June 29 27 134 1993 2
June 26 2 81 1859 0
June 25 2 80 1778 0
June 24 10 1698 0
Before June 24 53 1583

(8) comments

Jerry Juarez

Looking at this, I (and any other rational person) have to question the results. Which type of test is being given and the accuracy of the results need to be scrutinized. The president-elect may be dumb, but the people of Kerrville aren't.

Mary Lou SHELTON

GENE here: and what exactly does our dumb president-elect have to do with this? you can google what test is being given if you want, or you can simply read already printed articles in the local paper where all of this was discussed. or you can simply segue into a non related political statement.

Alan Pazdernik

There is one person who has not attended a meeting at the national level in several months regarding the virus - does he care - however he has not missed a golf meeting at one of his clubs on Sundays did miss church a lot I for one will not miss that LOOSER

Kimberlee Keller

And unfortunately, they will keep rising unless people "wake up and smell the coffee" and realize the seriousness of this virus. Cases keep surging upwards due to people's selfishness and ignorance. Look for cases to surge upwards after Thanksgiving, too. Sadly, this will affect all of us, including those of us who are paying attention to the guidelines.

Paul Werner

We're still waiting for that special day when your organization can start publishing ***useful facts*** about these deaths such as age, gender, comorbidities, etc.

Mary Lou SHELTON

GENE here: not sure how that would be useful as any virus kills more older people and those with other illnesses than it does healthy people. what would have been useful is contact tracing. people write and post about seeing people with masks in large stores such as HEB, but I suspect that small offices, waiting rooms, etc are probably responsible for more spread that big box type stores.

Beki Hall

Let's say they post all of that. What will you do with the information?

Here are some "useful facts".

When my mom died from Covid-19, it was the 4th cause listed on her death certificate. Respiratory failure, Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, hypotension were above it. Her glucose was 482. She also had system-wide organ failure, internal bleeding. There's her comorbitities.

She had exactly none of those when she got to the hospital. She was 67 years old.

Here are some really useful facts:

She was loved. Really loved.

She loved her family and friends.

Her husband misses her so much we are scared he won't make it without her.

She'll miss her first grandchild graduating from high school in a few months.

She was funny, kind, beautiful.

She was my mom.

Let's protect our moms.

Kimberlee Keller

I am so sorry for your loss. Yes...it is so important to take care of those that may be at a higher risk because of age or other contributing factors. Unfortunately, some people would rather think of themselves and that's the scary part. As much as I miss both of my parents(my dad passed in 2006 and my mom passed in 2015), because of their underlying health conditions, they would not have survived. So, yes, it is very important to protect your loved ones. May God give you Comfort during this difficult time.

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