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31 total confirmed cases in Wilson County

16 have tested positive inside Frank M. Tejeda State Veterans Home

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)

WILSON COUNTY, TexasUpdated April 29 @ 6:30 a.m.

There are now 31 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wilson County and 16 of those are from inside the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville. Of the 15 other cases in the county, 11 have recovered. At the veteran’s home, 14 residents have tested positive and two have died. There are also eight staff members who have tested positive but not all are counted in the county’s tally because they live outside of county lines. The Texas General Land Office told KSAT 12 that all residents and staff have been tested, except for 10 staff members who refused testing or have not been tested due to medical leave. These individuals will not be allowed back into the facility until they have been tested and have a negative result.

Updated April 21 @ 7:00 a.m.

There are now 22 cases in Wilson County and 10 of those are from inside the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville. Of the 22 cases, 8 have recovered. The majority of the residents at the veteran’s home have tested negative a spokesperson from the Texas General Land Office told KSAT on Monday. The concern is now on staff members. As of Monday, five staff members tested positive for the virus and 153 other employees are awaiting results.

Updated April 15 @ 5:15 p.m.

There are now 17 cases in Wilson County and 6 of those are from inside the Frank M. Tejeda Veteran’s Home in Floresville. Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel has confirmed the new cases in a post on her Facebook page. Of the 17 cases in the county, 6 have recovered. The Texas Veteran’s Land Board is investigating the outbreak at the veteran’s home.

Updated April 13 @ 3:10 p.m.

The first death has been reported in Wilson County. A patient at Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home was the 11th confirmed case in the county. That patient has since passed away while being treated at a San Antonio hospital, according to Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel.

Updated April 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

Wilson County is reporting 10 cases of COVID-19.

Three patients have now recovered.

Eight of the ten cases are travel-related, one was community transmission and one was household transmission.

Updated April 7 @ 11:00 a.m.

Wilson County now has eight confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to county officials.

Two of the cases have recovered.

Seven of the eight cases are travel-related, and one was community transmission.

Updated April 6 @ 3:10 p.m.

Wilson County officials are reporting one more confirmed case of coronavirus according to the county’s website.

There are now seven cases in the county and two have recovered.

Of those cases six are travel-related and one is community transmission.

The latest case was out of the 78114 zip code.

Updated April 4 @ 10:00 a.m.:

Wilson County has reported one more confirmed case of coronavirus, the Wilson County News reported Friday.

There are now six confirmed cases in the county and two of those cases have recovered.

The county also released a list of where the cases are located by zip code:

  • 3 in 78114 (Floresville)
  • 1 in 78121 (La Vernia)
  • 1 in 78160 (Stockdale)
  • 1 in 78101 (Adkins)

Updated April 1 @ 6:50 a.m.:

Wilson County has reported three more cases of coronavirus, the Wilson County News reported Tuesday.

There are now five confirmed cases in the county. The three new cases are currently isolated in their home.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is helping Wilson County in identifying any close contacts the patient may have had prior to testing positive.

Updated March 26 @ 3:15 p.m.:

Wilson County is reporting its second case of the coronavirus, the Wilson County News reported Thursday.

The second case is a Wilson County resident.

Officials will be tracing and contacting anyone who may have had contact with the individual, the report said. No further information was provided.

Previously:

Wilson County is reporting its first case of the coronvirus, the Wilson County News reported Monday.

The patient is a resident of Wilson County and is hospitalized, the report said.

The case is travel-related within the United States but outside of Texas and is not considered community-spread, officials said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is helping Wilson County in identifying any close contacts the patient may have had prior to testing positive.

County Judge Richard J. Jackson issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency on Thursday.

You can read more about this story on the Wilson County News website. Track cases county by county in this map.

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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