The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported to us as of 8 o’clock Thursday morning that there were 151 positive cases of coronavirus among regular residents in the county. Three fatalities were reported among regular residents. There were 285 offenders in the County reported to be coronavirus positive. TDCJ numbers fluctuate due to transfers out of local facilities.

According to TDCJ’s COVID-19 Medical Action Center website, in the section entitled “Offenders,” there were:

2,455 total offenders positive; 44,295 total tests administered ; 40,020 Strike Team Tests administered; COVID-19 Recovered 1,080; COVID-19 presumed death 32 and Deaths Pending Autopsy 28.

There were 774 positive tests reported among employees and contract staff.