Public Health District Director for Waco-McLennan county Dr. Brenda Gray has been fired.

City of Waco spokesman Larry Holze confirmed the firing to our partners at News 10 earlier today.

Gray held  the job for just over a year. A spokesperson told the Waco Tribute-Herald that her dismissal was part of a "reorganization of the health district". Further details were not released.

As reported by News 10, the number of COVID 19 cases continues to be on the rise in Texas, and the White House Task Force has issued a document published by the Center for Public Integrity listing Texas as one of 18 states in the coronavirus "Red Zone".

The state's largest cities and counties land in the Red Zone, and Waco and McLennan County also are considered to be in that zone as well.

The director was let go as the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and deaths continue to spike in Waco and McLennan County.

News 10 reports fifty nine new cases of the virus were reported Monday, increasing the county’s total to 3,477.

1,945 patients have recovered from corona, and there are still 1,503 active cases in Waco and McLennan County.

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