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Kendall County COVID-19 cases, recoveries

The latest on coronavirus cases from Kendall County, Texas officials

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. | Illustration by Henry Keller
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. | Illustration by Henry Keller (KSAT)

BOERNE, TexasUpdated 5/20/2020

Kendall County officials reported one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases to 24.

Here is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • 11 in Boerne
  • 12 in unincorporated Kendall County
  • One in Fair Oaks Ranch

According to DSHS Region 8, of the 24 cases in Kendall County 19 people have recovered and none of the people have been hospitalized.

Updated 5/15/2020

Kendall County officials report one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases to 21.

The new case involves a person who lives in unincorporated Kendall County and is self-quarantining at home.

Here is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • 11 in Boerne
  • Nine in unincorporated Kendall County
  • One in Fair Oaks Ranch

According to DSHS Region 8, of the 21 cases in Kendall County 18 people have recovered and none of the people have been hospitalized.

Updated 5/11/2020

Kendall County officials report one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases to 20.

The new case involves a person who lives in unincorporated Kendall County and is self-quarantining at home.

Here is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

· 11 in Boerne

· Eight in unincorporated Kendall County

· One in Fair Oaks Ranch

According to DSHS Region 8, of the 20 cases in Kendall County 16 people have recovered and thus far none of the people have been hospitalized.

Updated 5/8/2020

Kendall County officials reported one new COVID-19 case on Friday.

The resident lives in unincorporated Kendall County and is self-quarantining at home, officials said.

The positive test came from a mobile testing mobile site in Boerne. In total, four tested positive. The other three were residents of Bexar and Comal counties.

County records show a total of 19 cases. Breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • 11 Boerne residents
  • Seven unincorporated Kendall County residents
  • One in Fair Oaks Ranch

More than 300 Kendall County residents have been tested for the virus, according to county officials. Sixteen people have recovered and no residents have been hospitalized.

Updated 4/24/20

A new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Kendall County.

According to a news release, the total number of confirmed cases in the county is 16.

The new case involves a Boerne resident and is believed to be community spread. The person is self-quarantined and is being monitored by the Department of State Health Services.

According to DSHS Region 8, of the 16 cases in Kendall County, 14 people have recovered and none have been hospitalized.

Updated 4/21/20

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kendall County stands as 15.

The following is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • 8 in Boerne
  • 6 in unincorporated Kendall County
  • 1 in Fair Oaks Ranch

In the county, 11 are travel-related, two are from close-contact and one is from community spread.

Updated 4/20/20

Two employees from the Cibolo Creek Health and Rehab Center have tested positive for COVID-19, city officials said.

According to a news release, one of the employees is a Boerne resident and the other is from Bexar County.

The two staff members, who were not showing any symptoms, are self-quarantined and being monitored by the Department of State Health Services, the news release said.

No patients at the facility are showing any symptoms and all are currently being tested.

All staff have recently been tested as a proactive measure implemented by the facility, the news release said.

Updated at 4/14 at 2:30 p.m.:

Boerne and Kendall County officials said Tuesday that two people in the same household have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 14.

Officials said the new cases include a person who traveled out of the country who also infected a person they live with.

The following is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • 7 in Boerne
  • 6 in unincorporated Kendall County
  • 1 in Fair Oaks Ranch

In the county, 11 are travel-related, two are from close-contact and one is from community spread.

Updated at 4/13/20 at 5 p.m.:

Boerne and Kendall County officials have confirmed the twelfth case of COVID-19, and the first that was contracted by community spread.

Until now, all of the cases in the county could be traced to travel or close contact with someone who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

The newest case involves a Boerne resident who could not identify where they may have come in contact with the new coronavirus.

The following is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • 7 in Boerne
  • 4 in unincorporated Kendall County
  • 1 in Fair Oaks Ranch

Updated at 4/9/20 at 4 p.m.:

Boerne and Kendall County officials have confirmed its eleventh COVID-19 case, as of Saturday.

The case involves a Boerne resident and is travel related, according to officials.

So far, there are six positive COVID-19 cases in Boerne, four positive cases in unincorporated Kendall County and one positive case in Fair Oaks Ranch, officials say.

All of the local cases have been travel related except for one case that is considered a close contact case.

There are no community spread cases in the community, according to county officials.

Three of the cases are considered active and eight patients have recovered, DSHS Region 8 reports. No one has yet been hospitalized.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Updated at 4/9/20 at 4 p.m.:

Boerne and Kendall County officials have confirmed another COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases there to 10.

According to a news release, the newest person to contract the virus is a Boerne resident with mild symptoms and is self-quarantining at home. According to Texas Department of State Health Services, the case is associated with travel outside the county and an epidemiological investigation revealed no community exposures.

Following is a breakdown of where positive cases have occurred:

  • Boerne: 5
  • Unincorporated Kendall County: 4
  • Fair Oaks Ranch: 1

All of the cases are travel-related, with one being deemed a close contact spread, the news release said. There are currently no confirmed community spread cases.

According to DSHS Region 8, three of the cases are considered active with seven recoveries. None of the people who tested positive have been hospitalized.

Updated 4/4/20 at 9 a.m.:

Boerne and Kendall County officials have confirmed another COVID-19 case, bringing the total number to nine cases.

The new case was announced Saturday morning and is travel-related, as the patient traveled internationally, according to officials.

There are currently four cases in Boerne, four in Kendall County and one in Fair Oaks Ranch, officials say.

Officials say eight of the cases are travel-related and one is close contact spread, which indicates there are no confirmed community spread cases as of yet.

None of the COVID-19 patients in the area have been hospitalized and three patients have recovered, officials say.

Updated 4/2/20 at 12 p.m.:

Boerne and Kendall County officials announced another confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday, bringing the total number to eight.

Four cases are in Boerne city limits, three are in Kendall County, and one is in Fair Oaks Ranch.

Officials said seven cases are travel-related and another was contracted through close contact with an infected indvidual.

“This means there are currently no confirmed community spread cases,” officials wrote in a news release.

Five cases are still active while three have recovered, according to the news release.

Updated 4/1/20 at 4:45 p.m.:

Officials are issuing a warning to people who visited a UPS store in Boerne on March 28.

On Wednesday, officials released a news release indicating one of the seven people infected with the novel coronavirus visited the store, located at 215 W. Bandera Road, around noon.

“It is possible that individuals who visited the UPS store ... may have been exposed,” officials wrote in the news release.

The risk of contracting the virus is low, however, officials believe.

Management at the UPS store said employees have been wearing masks, gloves and disinfecting surfaces every 30 minutes. The store will also be professionally sanitized before it opens on Thursday.

Updated 3/30/20 2:15 p.m.:

The Kendall County Office of Emergency Management and the City of Boerne reported Monday a new case of coronavirus, which bring the total number of confirmed cases to seven.

According to a news release, three cases are in Boerne, three are in Kendall County and one is in Fair Oaks Ranch.

Six of the cases are travel related and one is close contact spread, which means there are currently no confirmed community-spread cases.

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Update 3/27/20 4:30 p.m.:

Kendall County now has six confirmed cases of COVID-19, county officials said Friday.

All six cases are believed to be travel related or people who contracted the virus from someone they live with.

County leader said, as of now, there is no confirmation of community spread in Boerne or Kendall County.

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City of Boerne and Kendall County officials confirmed a third case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a news release said.

City officials confirmed that the three cases are travel-related and said that there is no community-spread in the county yet.

The Boerne City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the mayor’s emergency health declaration for 30 days until April 23.

The city has created a new email address COVID19@boerne-tx.gov for residents who have requests or questions.

Boerne Mayor Tim Handren posted a message on YouTube Friday after amending the city’s initial emergency health declaration which now limits social gatherings to no more than 10 people.

Boerne mayor adds restrictions with amendment to emergency declaration

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City of Boerne and Kendall County officials announced they had received the first report of a COVID-19 case on Thursday.

“This first case is not unexpected,” said Boerne Mayor Tim Handren in a statement. “We must not let fear grip our lives. It is why we have endorsed the CDC’s recommendations and have implemented many of the public limitations. It is for the safety of the entire community.”

Officials said they got reports of a positive test from the state health office around 9:45 a.m. Thursday and that they would provide more information as soon as it’s available and as an investigation into the exposure progresses.

“People who have not been around anyone with COVID-19 or have not visited an ongoing outbreak area, are currently not considered to be at risk,” officials said in a release.

“We have been operating for several days under the presumption that there are cases in Kendall County, this case confirms that,” said Jeff Fincke, director of Kendall County Emergency Operations. “This is not the first time the United States has faced a new virus without a vaccine or medication/treatment. In those instances, it was the work of the public health system, and support of the public, that ultimately contained the spread of disease.”

Officials encouraged community members to do the following to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19:

  1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when you can't wash your hands.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, use the elbow of your sleeve.
  4. Don’t use your hands to cover coughs and sneezes.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  6. Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.
  7. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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