Grimes County is ceasing daily COVID-19 updates.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Grimes County Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly said to avoid any further confusion, the daily releases and zip code maps will stop. However, they will continue posting updates on a periodic basis if significant changes in numbers are reported.
Lilly said that the county works with the Department of State Health Services, but the investigation process of each cases takes time, and contributes int eh delay of getting more realistic numbers to the public.
The number on the DSHS dashboard, and reported by media, is the known number of county-wide and TDCJ positive cases, but not all those cases have been fully investigated and confirmed by DSHS.
The county encourages citizen’s to check the Department of State Health Services dashboard here.
At last county, Grimes County had 122 total cases since the pandemic began, with 82 of them being at the Pack Unit.