13 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in Medina County
The new case is travel related, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – 4/11/20 Update:
As of Saturday, there are now 13 COVID-19 cases in Medina County, according to county officials.
The 13th case is travel related within Texas but outside of the county and the patient was hospitalized, according to the county’s website.
A second COVID-19 death for Medina County was also reported; however, no additional information was released.
We’ll bring more updates as they become available.
There are now four confirmed COVID-19 cases in Medina County, according to county officials.
The new case was announced Saturday and county officials say the case is travel-related, as the patient tested positive after traveling internationally.
County officials say the patient is currently quarantining at home.
Residents are reminded to continue practicing social distancing, good hygiene and stay home, following the CDC’s guidelines.
For more information on the case, click here.
Two additional cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Medina County, bringing the total to three in that area.
The two patients, a man and woman over 70 years old, live in the same household in the countryside, according to a news release. They acquired the virus locally but are unaware of who they contracted it from, the release states.
They are currently self-isolating at home.
The new patients are not related to the first case in the county, which was reported on March 17.
In that case, the woman returned from traveling abroad and immediately isolated herself. She was later taken to a Bexar County hospital.
Medina County does not have a stay-at-home order in place and does not plan on implementing one soon, a spokesperson 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.
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