Bellville Medical Center: “We regret to report that the county has now experienced the first COVID-related death.”

Bellville Medical Center:  “We regret to report that the county has now experienced the first COVID-related death.”

The Bellville Medical Center reported that the first COVID-19 death has happened in Austin County.  Via their Facebook page, the Bellville Medical Cneter posted the following message:

“Austin County COVID update:  144 cases, 72 recovered.  We regret to report that the county has now experienced the first COVID-related death.  BMC send our deepest sympathy to the loved ones on their loss.”

Austin County COVID update:144 cases, 72 recovered. We regret to report that the county has now experienced the first COVID-related death. BMC sends our deepest sympathy to the loved ones on their loss.

Posted by Bellville Medical Center on Friday, July 17, 2020

 

Judge Tim Lapham shared the information on his page as well as further updates relating to the virus and the county:

7/17/20 Update
For today’s update I’m just going to copy the post from Bellville Medical:
“144 cases, 72 recovered. We regret to report that the county has now experienced the first COVID-related death. BMC sends our deepest sympathy to the loved ones on their loss.”
We are trying our best to give accurate numbers to you. I get a daily update every evening of new cases. The update from yesterday said this: Sealy Male 50-59, Sealy Female 30-39, Brenham female 60-69, Wallis female 20-29, Brenham female 20-29, Sealy female 40-49. Another source gives us addresses. That’s how we try to make sure we aren’t double counting but the addresses sometimes comes days later and not in the same grouping.
Until I get an address, I’m not sure if the Brenham address is in Washington or Austin County. You don’t want inflated number, you need to know the truth. The numbers the hospital reports are always very close with what I have and I appreciate all their efforts. All those on the front lines of this deserve our gratitude. Thank you to all those keeping us safe and keeping us free.

7/17/20 UpdateFor today's update I'm just going to copy the post from Bellville Medical:"144 cases, 72 recovered. We…

Posted by Tim Lapham on Friday, July 17, 2020