Calhoun County OEM reported 5 new active cases of COVID-19
36 are pending investigation
CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas- The Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management reported five new cases of COVID-19, Tuesday, September 15th.
Thirty-six are pending investigation, 587 cases confirmed, while seven are probably COVID-19 cases.
Of the 630 total cases, 30 are active and 595 have recovered, with five deaths reported.
Calhoun County OEM explains that the total count will include the total of confirmed, probable, and pending cases. The total count will also be the same as the sum of active, recovered, and death cases:
Pending Investigation + Confirmed + Probable = TOTAL = Active + Recovered + Deaths
Pending investigation numbers are defined by the OEM as actual positive tests, the state just hasn’t completed their case investigation with those patients yet. Probable cases of COVID-19 are deinfed as cases that are not laboratory-confirmed but may meet case definition through a combination of symptoms, exposure, and other lab tests. The purpose of a probable case definition is to identify cases that may not be able to receive a confirmatory test. This may be due to their isolation status or because they have mild symptoms that do not require a healthcare visit.