LAREDO, Texas – Updated April 4, 2020 at 2 p.m.:
The City of Laredo has confirmed ten more cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 83 positive cases, according to KGNS-TV on Friday.
Currently, 12 patients are hospitalized, 7 have recovered and 5 are deceased.
A total of 385 have been tested in Webb County, out of that 206 have come back negative.
Updated April 1, 2020 at 11 a.m.:
Two people have died in Laredo due to the novel coronavirus, city officials said Tuesday evening.
A total of 332 tests have been submitted, and 45 of those came back as positive. Five people have recovered from the virus in the South Texas border city, officials said.
Starting April 2, Laredo residents will have to cover their mouth and nose when entering a public building, according to the Laredo Morning Times.
Updated March 27, 2020 at 10:35 a.m.:
17 positive cases of COVID-19 have been announced by the city of Laredo, KGNS-TV reported Friday.
According to the city’s health department, 173 have been tested, 63 turned up negative and 93 are still pending.
Updated March 25, 2020, at 1:14 p.m.:
Ten cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Laredo, KGNS-TV reported Wednesday.
According to the City of Laredo Health Department, 125 people have been tested for the virus, with 10 positive cases, 40 negative and 75 pending.
Updated March 24, 2020, at 1:15 p.m.:
Eight cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Laredo, KGNS-TV reported Tuesday.
According to the City of Laredo Health Department, 84 people have been tested for the virus, with eight positive cases, 29 negative and 47 pending.
The City of Laredo has recorded its first case of the coronavirus, officials said Monday.
According to a news release, the patient has not traveled to any affected areas recently, and the case is considered to have been spread through community transmission.
The patient showed only mild symptoms when the testing was conducted last week in Laredo, the news release said. The patient remains in quarantine as the City of Laredo Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention further investigate the case.
Four other cases were pending confirmation as of Monday evening, the news release said. Another case was confirmed to be negative.
Health officials are recommending social distancing of no less than six feet away and to avoid groups of people with 50 persons or more.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
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