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March 27, 2020

Total Tests: 23,666

          2,886 Public Labs
          20,780 Private Labs   

1731 Cases Reported
23 Deaths

For a list of the 105 counties reporting cases, click here.

 



 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

March 24, 2020                                             Victoria County/City PIOs, 361-582-5871, 361-485-3110

                                                                        pio@victoriatxoem.org

Confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Victoria County

The Victoria County Public Health Department identified three confirmed positive cases in Victoria County of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus.

Two Victoria County female residents in their 20’s and a male resident in his 30’s are in isolation at their home and are being monitored by the Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPDH).

The Victoria County Public Health Department also is monitoring the patients’ families, setting up tests and working to identify any contacts who may have been exposed while they were infectious. Anyone found to have had close contact with the patients will be contacted directly by county health care staff.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that COVID-19 cases have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness. Fever, cough and/or shortness of breath may appear two-to-14 days after exposure.

There is not a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus through social distancing. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

By following preventative health measures, together, we can work to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you feel sick and believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider and describe your symptoms, travel history and contact with any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

While VCPHD understands residents may be concerned, information suggests that most people who have become infected with COVID-19 only experience mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. People at higher risk for serious complications are the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. VCPHD does not recommend that healthy individuals wear face masks to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Residents should only wear a mask if they are advised to do so by a health care professional.

For more information, please call the Victoria COVID-19 hotline at 361-580-5796 Monday through Friday during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Victoria residents also can refer to www.victoriatxoem.org or the Victoria County Public Health Department’s Facebook page.

Daily Update

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 UPDATE
March 24. 2020

People Tested

Total 11,167
Public Labs 1,758
Private Labs 9,409*

*Number does not include the total tested by all private labs.


 

Texas COVID-19 Cases1

Total Statewide Cases 410
Deaths 9

To see county totals, scroll table below.

County of Residence2 Cases3 Deaths
Bell 4 -
Bexar 32 1
Bowie 1 -
Brazoria 18 -
Brazos 4 -
Brown 2 -
Cameron 6 -
Castro 2 -
Chambers 2 -
Collin 24 1
Comal 3 -
Crane 1 -
Dallas 34 4
Deaf Smith 2 -
Denton 20 -
DeWitt 1 -
El Paso 7 -
Ellis 5 -
Falls 1 -
Fannin 1 -
Fort Bend 11 -
Galveston 15 -
Grayson 1 -
Gregg 1 -
Harris 27 1
Hays 6 -
Hidalgo 2 -
Hockley 3 -
Johnson 2 -
Lavaca 1 -
Lubbock 2 -
Matagorda 3 1
McLennan 7 -
Medina 1 -
Midland 1 -
Montgomery 4 -
Nueces 1 -
Oldham 1 -
Parker 1 -
Potter 2 -
Rusk 1 -
Smith 5 -
Tarrant 35 1
Travis 22 -
Webb 5 -
Wichita 4 -
Williamson 13 -
Pending County Assignment 63 -

1DSHS will update the state case count each day by noon Central Time.
2Patient may be undergoing treatment in facilities in other counties.
3Does not include repatriation cases.

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PUBLIC GATHERINGS OF 10 OR MORE PERSONS HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

WITH THAT IN MIND, THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING ON MONDAY, MARCH 23.

PLEASE CHECK THE COUNTY WEBSITE FOR UPDATES ON GOLIAD COUNTY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19.

http://www.co.goliad.tx.us/page/Health%20AdvisorIes

Goliad County Transfer Station

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday:  8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed on Wednesday, Sunday

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