Four Additional Covid-19 Cases Brings Count to Five Active This Week

May 29, 2020 /

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Uvalde Health Authority (UHA) has confirmed four additional cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Uvalde County today. These cases bring the Uvalde County active case count to five; and total confirmed cases to eleven. 

Three of today’s cases are directly linked to the positive case confirmed yesterday, May 28. The individuals have been in quarantine since earlier this week when another household member was tested for COVID-19 at the hospital’s emergency room. 

The fourth case is independent and an elderly woman. The Uvalde County resident is being treated at a facility in San Antonio. The case is still under investigation. 

“The source of yesterday’s case and today’s independent case are still not yet known. They appear to be active community spread, meaning the source of the case cannot be located. These cases are not related to travel or known high risk exposure,” said Dr. Jared Reading with Uvalde Health Authority. 

All high-risk contacts and high-risk locations are being notified, and will continue to be notified, by the state. 

“Results from contacts of current active cases will continue to trickle in as high-risk people are contacted and tested. As these come in we can expect to see the case count continue to rise,” Dr. Reading added. 

All individuals are being monitored by Uvalde Health Authority and will remain in quarantine until meeting Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for release.


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