The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jim Wells County has risen by 14 and for the first time has confirmed three COVID-19 related deaths on Monday evening.


According to a press release by county officials, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi reported the three deaths on their websites. No information about the victims have been reported by county officials.


The deaths are delayed due to procedures and privacy laws. The first death in JWC was on June 28, 2020, the second death was on July 4, 2020, and the third death was on July 10, 2020, according to the Department of State Health Services and Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.


The 14 new cases bring the total reported cases to 545 cases for the county. The new cases are:


* Case #532: male under 10


* Case #533: female in her 30’s


* Case #534: female under 10


* Case #535: male in his 10’s


* Case #536: female in her 20’s


* Case #537: female in her 50’s


* Case #538: female in her 30’s


* Case #539: female in her 20’s


* Case #540: female in her teen’s


* Case #541: female in her 50’s


* Case #542: female in her teen’s


* Case #543: male in his 20’s


* Case #544: female in her 30’s


* Case #545: female in her 30’s


The county currently has 269 cases removed from isolation and 273 active cases.