Update (May 6, 2020):
A total of 20 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Atascosa County, according to officials.
The county’s emergency management office said Tuesday evening that seven cases remain active.
There are 12 recoveries and one death.
Tests will be administered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at a temporary testing site at 316 Airpot Road in Pleasanton.
To register, visit TXCOVIDTEST.org or cal 512-883-2400. Tests will be conducted by appointment only.
Update (April 30):
The Atascosa County Emergency Management Office is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Wednesday.
There are now 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Atascosa County -- seven cases are still active, 11 have recovered and one person has died of COVID-19-related complications.
Update (April 23):
Atascosa County officials have confirmed 14 total cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday evening.
Of those cases, four are still active and nine have recovered, according to the Atascosa County Emergency Management Office.
One person, who was an elderly man, has died due to the virus, officials previously said.
There have been no new cases since Tuesday, April 21.
Update (April 18):
Atascosa County officials have confirmed its first death related to COVID-19.
Officials did not release the person’s age or how they contracted the virus, but they confirmed he was an elderly man.
There are three active cases and six recoveries in the county, the Atascosa County Emergency Management Office said Friday.
About 80% of positive cases have not required hospitalization, the county said in a news release.
County Judge Robert Hurley reminded residents to practice social distancing and wash their hands. He is also recommending people wear face masks.
Update (April 10):
A total of five positive cases have been confirmed in the county since the beginning of the pandemic, including the two recoveries, according to a news release.
The Atascosa County Emergency Management Office on Thursday reported that two people have recovered, but is asking residents to “not let our guard down.”
The three latest cases were reported on Monday and Tuesday.
One Atascosa County resident, who contracted the virus from community spread, was hospitalized in the San Antonio area, officials said Monday.
Other coronavirus-positive residents are isolated at home.
Original (March 22):
Atascosa County on Sunday reported two of its residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first two COVID-19 cases in the county.
Atascosa County officials confirmed the diagnosis in a news release on Sunday, but did not divulge how the residents contracted the virus.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is supporting Atascosa County officials in identifying any close contacts of the patient while sick, so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested, if needed, according to the news release.
Both of the patients are experiencing mild symptoms and are isolated at home, according to the news release.
The patients visited Walgreens Pharmacy located at 2070 W. Oaklawn Road in Pleasanton on Tuesday, March 17th between 2-4 p.m. and Friday, March 20th between 2-4 p.m.
While officials believe the risk of contracting the virus from these exposures is low, anyone who was at the pharmacy at the same time is urged to monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus, including a fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.
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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