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Bell County reports two more deaths, 60 cases over two days

The Bell County Public Health District reported two more deaths Wednesday along with 60 positive cases.
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BELL COUNTY, Texas — Sixty people have tested positive for COVID-19 since Tuesday, according to the Bell County Public Health District. 

The county also reported two additional deaths, bringing the total to nine.

Director of the Bell County Public Health District Amanda Robison-Chadwell said both of patients who died were men in their 80s. They lived at Weston Inn Nursing and Rehablilitation in Temple.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported a total of 34 active cases at Weston Inn as of June 16. Eleven of those cases are residents and 23 are staff members.

Thirty of the positive cases were reported Tuesday and 30 on Wednesday. The increase continued a trend of rising cases in Bell County in June.

The total number of cases was 658 with 292 of those people recovered. 22,338 tests were administered putting the positivity rate at 2.94%.

The seven day average of daily cases also rose to a high of 23.

Killeen had the most cases with 236 followed by Temple with 234.

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