Coronavirus case count update Sept. 16

  • Coronavirus case update Sept. 16
    Coronavirus case update Sept. 16

This information is provided by Hill Country Memorial, the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.  The numbers reflected are from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Dashboard data and information provided by Hill Country Memorial on a daily basis, Monday through Friday.  In an effort to send out the most up to date and accurate information possible, this report will be sent out later in the day now that the dashboard data is updated between 4- 5 p.m. 

The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing. These entities are providing this information in addition to Texas Department of State Health Services data to help the community understand what is happening locally. Educating the community of the impact COVID-19 is a priority. 

The public can still access information on the DSHS website. DSHS is responsible for compiling and tracking COVID-19 data for all 254 counties in Texas. To view the site, visit

DSHS is now reporting COVID-19 fatality data based on death certificates. A fatality is counted as a COVID-19 fatality when the medical certifier attests on the death certificate that COVID-19 is a cause of death. This change means fatalities may be counted sooner and demographic data will be more comprehensive. Fatalities are reported by county of residence.