The Texas Department of State Health Services released its statewide coronavirus numbers Saturday, and the county breakdown showed an increasing gap of cases for what the counties report and what the state reports.
None of the three local counties — Bell, Coryell and Lampasas — typically provide updates on the weekend.
The largest gap can be seen in Coryell County, where as of Friday, the state reported 1,756 cases. In the last update from the county on its website on Sept. 3, county officials reported 552, which is 1,204 fewer than the state.
Coryell County officials said they no longer have access to their numbers from the state health department and they have not had access for about the last week.
The numbers from the state have been much higher than the county’s totals for several weeks.
The county has also stopped including the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates