COVID-19 Numbers Updates

November 25, 2020 Covid-19 Numbers

Wednesday November 25, 2020


56 New Frio Resident Cases, 7 New ICE Cases
Resident Active Increase: 53
Resident Recovered Increase: 3
Resident Deaths Increase: 0
5 New GEO Detainee Cases
2 New CoreCivic Detainee Cases
0 New TDCJ Briscoe Offender Cases

For current resident COVID numbers as reported to Frio County by the Texas Department of State Health Services, visit:


November 25 marked the largest single day increase of COVID cases in Frio County since the start of the pandemic.

November 25, 2020: 56 new resident cases, 7 new ICE cases
July 9, 2020: 54 new resident cases, 1 new ICE case
August 13, 2020: 45 new resident cases, 0 new ICE cases

geo pearsall has the second largest number of confirmed ICE detainee cases in the country

The South Texas ICE Processing Center has the second largest number of “confirmed cases currently under isolation or monitoring” of all Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in the country, as of November 24.

El Paso Service Processing Center: 40
South Texas ICE Processing Center (GEO Pearsall): 31
Chase County Detention Facility: 18

El Paso County’s resident population is approximately 840,000.
Frio County’s resident population is approximately 20,000.

the data is about to get weird

The Texas Department of State Health Services Region 8, who provides the daily residential COVID numbers, will be closed Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27. We will not have another set of data to present until the morning of Tuesday December 1.

Also, from the COVID Tracking Project: “based on what we’ve seen over the last eight months of state-reported COVID-19 data, we think two big, potentially misleading things are about to happen to the testing, case, and death numbers that allow us to track the pandemic in the United States

First, by Thanksgiving Day and perhaps as early as Wednesday, all three metrics will flatten out or drop, probably for several days. This decrease will make it look like things are getting better at the national level. Then, in the week following the holiday, our test, case, and death numbers will spike, which will look like a confirmation that Thanksgiving is causing outbreaks to worsen. But neither of these expected movements in the data will necessarily mean anything about the state of the pandemic itself. Holidays, like weekends, cause testing and reporting to go down and then, a few days later, to “catch up.” So the data we see early next week will reflect not only actual increases in cases, test, and deaths, but also the potentially very large backlog from the holiday.” – Erin Kissane is a co-founder of the COVID Tracking Project, and the project’s managing editor. The full post is available here:

texas department of insurance | tips for avoiding a big bill for a covid test

updated covid-19 resource page

The following link lists the most common referrals we make to Frio County residents for services ranging from rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to nutrition programs to application assistance.

Each of these programs have waiting periods and eligibility requirements. It is recommended to apply as soon as possible.

Thanksgiving, christmas holidays approaching

Centers for Disease Control lists Covid-prevention holiday tips on their website, but the easiest to follow is “prioritize outdoor activities.” 



prevent household spread

Household spread of Covid-19 will continue to be a primary driver of virus transmission in Frio County. Follow these steps as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to limit the risk: