Coronavirus updatePosted/updated on: December 4, 2021 at 4:45 pm
EAST TEXAS — The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) reported 136 new cases of coronavirus in Smith County Thursday. That’s an increase from the 51 reported in the previous update November 29. There are 534 active cases in Smith County, down from the 680 posted on the 29th. There have been 36,401 cases of recovery, up from the 36,121 shown in the previous report. In Gregg County, there were 34 new cases posted Thursday, an increase from the 11 reported on the 29th. That brings the currently active total to 136, a decrease from the 172 posted on the Nov. 29 dashboard. There have been 19,065 recoveries in Gregg County, up from the 18,997 shown in the previous report. The number of hospital patients in the NET Health survey area has seen a moderate increase since the prior report.
Community spread levels are up in both Smith and Gregg Counties. Smith County’s rate is 11.47, compared to 9.02 on November 29. In Gregg County, the new spread figure is 5.18, down from the 3.34 rate on the last dashboard. Smith County is back in the moderate spread category, with Gregg County still experiencing minimal spread. For more information on COVID-19 in East Texas, click here.