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A change in reporting COVID-19 related fatalities by the state's health department drastically increased the number of deaths reported for Guadalupe County.

On Friday, the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 8 reported 51 deaths in Guadalupe County. That number ballooned to 163 as of Monday.

State officials on Monday announced the change in their way of reporting COVID-19-related deaths leading to a tripling of the number of those deaths in the county.

“As of (Jan. 30, 2021), Region 8 will begin reporting COVID-19-related deaths using death certificate data where COVID-19 is listed as a case of death,” the Department of State Health Services Region 8 personnel said in its daily update. “This will bring the case counts reported by Region 8 into closer alignment with the counts that have been posted on the DSHS dashboard.”

Region 8 is made up of 28 counties including Guadalupe, DeWitt and Maverick.

Region 8 reported 7,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guadalupe County on Monday along with 1,169 probable and 711 active cases. According to the release, 10,584 people in the county have recovered from the disease, leading to a total of 11,458 cases in Guadalupe County.

Dalondo Moultrie is the assistant managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail him at dalondo.moultrie@seguingazette.com .

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