Del Rio Now Has 5 COVID-19 Cases
DEL RIO, TX — The City of Del Rio, citing The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and Val Verde Regional Medical Center, confirmed a fifth case of COVID-19 in Val Verde County. Del Rio is situated on the Texas-Mexico border about 156 miles south of San Angelo.
Del Rio's fifth reported case was confirmed to be travel-related within the United States, the City stated.
The patient is under self-quarantine and is in stable condition with improving symptoms.
State confirmed cases in Val Verde County at a glance:
- March 24, 2020- First confirmed case – international travel related
- March 26, 2020- Second confirmed case – international travel related
- March 27, 2020 – Third confirmed case – community spread related
- March 27, 2020- Fourth confirmed case – international travel related
“It is imperative that our community remains home if they are able,” a spokesman from the City said.
Meanwhile in San Angelo, the COVID-19 cases number three as testing continues.
Today, the City of San Angelo released its testing numbers as of Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m.:
- 287 total
- 149 pending
- 135 negative
- 3 positive
San Angelo’s COVID-19 drive-through screening location at the corner of E. Beauregard Ave. and Oakes St. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the regular weekdays, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Angelo at a glance:
March 24, 2020 - First confirmed case in San Angelo.. The patient, a man in his 70s, was at Shannon and recovering. He was said to have traveled internationally prior to contracting COVID-19. The City shut down hair, nail and tattoo parlors and stressed maintaining the 6-foot separation rule.
March 25, 2020 - The second case was a male in his 20s. Health officials said he was in contact with someone with COVID-19 elsewhere in the state.
March 27, 2020 - The third case announced Friday was a female in her 30s who had no known contact with a positive case, which means San Angelo public health officials categorized it as the first case of "community" spread.
In response on the community spread case, all of the parks surrounding Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir no longer allow overnight camping. Also, garage sales within the city limits were outlawed.
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