City of San Angelo 'Releases' Three COVID-19 PatientsPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – Fifteen days after Tom Green County confirmed the first Coronavirus case, the city has announced three COVID-19 patients have been “released.”
According to the city, on Monday, April 6 two positive cases were released from quarantine and isolation and one patient was discharged from the hospital. The discharged patient returned to their county of residence. The case will eventually be removed from the case count that is attributed to Tom Green.
“The removal of positive cases from quarantine/isolation is based on guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).” said the City of San Angelo in the statement. “The health department will report the number of positive cases that have been removed from isolation in adherence to these guidelines.”
Removing a positive patient from isolation is done on a case-by-case basis and the city will release a cumulative count that will be updated and released every Friday.
“As a local health department, we are under the umbrella of DSHS. When it comes to case management, DSHS does not report on the medical management, recovery or follow-up of patients on any infectious disease. We follow suit.”
The Department of State Health Services and the San Angelo Health Department are focused on identifying COVID-10 cases and notifying the community of said cases. Medical management, follow-up, and recovery information of patients is conducted between the individual and their medical provider or physician.
No further demographical information has been provided about the three released patients.
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