Uvalde County’s 2nd Positive COVID-19 Case

Mar 28, 2020 /


Uvalde Memorial Hospital (UMH) has announced their second confirmed positive case of coronavirus, or COVID-19. The patient was seen at the hospital’s emergency room outdoor patient screening lane on the afternoon of Thursday, March 26. The individual has been at home in quarantine since that time. Hospital personnel who treated the patient were fully protected by personal protective equipment (PPE).

The news of the second case comes just after yesterday’s announcement by Uvalde County Judge William R. Mitchell and Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. appointing Dr. Jared Reading as the local health authority for the county and the city. Dr. Reading is a board-certified radiologist and the medical director of the hospital’s imaging department. He is chairman of the board of Uvalde Medical and Surgical Associates and a member of the Uvalde EMS board of directors.

UMH continues to work closely with City and County officials to take precautions and mitigate the spread of the virus within the community.

Local and state health teams are already working quickly on contact tracing to reduce risk of further infection within our area.

Representatives from the City of Uvalde, Uvalde County, and Uvalde Memorial Hospital will host a press conference at 11:30AM on the east side of the Uvalde County Courthouse.

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