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Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Matagorda County, officials say

There are currently 54 positive COVID-19 cases in Matagorda County

A medical worker places a swab in a vial while testing the homeless for COVID-19 through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Miami. The Homeless Trust is targeting the senior population for testing, and is offering housing to those who test positive. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A medical worker places a swab in a vial while testing the homeless for COVID-19 through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Miami. The Homeless Trust is targeting the senior population for testing, and is offering housing to those who test positive. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

BAY CITY, Texas4/19/20 Update:

Three new positive cases of COVID-19 are reported in Matagorda County, according to the Matagorda County Emergency Operations Center.

All three cases are women, aged between 20-30, 60-70 and 75-85, officials said on Sunday.

Emergency officials also reported that 10 cases are negative, 18 patients have recovered and four patients are hospitalized that tested positive for the coronavirus.

In Matagorda County, there are 54 COVID-19 cases total as of yet and three deaths, MCEOC said.

Residents are still urged to practice social distancing and to stay home unless you’re needing to travel for essential purposes.

To learn more about the COVID-19 cases in Matagorda County, visit its website by clicking here.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Original:

Health officials have announced Texas’ first coronavirus-related death in Matagorda County.

The patient was a man in his 90s from Matagorda County.

He died Sunday at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, officials said.

A news release said hospital officials were notified of the positive coronavirus result on Monday evening.

“Per the State’s protocol, the State has launched an extensive investigation into this second positive case, as they have informed the Matagorda County Hospital District that evidence exists of a possible community link to the earlier positive case in Matagorda County,” the news release said.

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.

KSAT will update you with new information when it becomes available.

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