COVID-19 cases pass 600 mark Posted in: News Van Zandt County passed another milestone number last week with the Northeast Public Health District announcing that there have now been more than 600 (604) confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Increases have been relatively modest during recent reporting periods with 11 new cases reported between Aug. 25-31, 18 new ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!