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One COVID-19 case confirmed at Frank Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home, Councilwoman Ximenez says

Update: The man who tested positive has passed away, making it the first death in Wilson County.

Mobile coronavirus testing site for seniors, first responders slated to open Monday
Mobile coronavirus testing site for seniors, first responders slated to open Monday

FLORESVILLE, Texas – A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the Frank M. Tejada Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville, Councilwoman Marissa Ximenez and Commissioner Albert Gamez said over the weekend.

On Monday, Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel confirmed the patient who tested positive had since passed away.

On Saturday, councilwoman Ximenez on Facebook, saying the case is still under investigation.

Other information about the case was limited, but councilwoman Ximenez is reminding residents to continue practicing social distancing and take the necessary precautions when out in public to keep yourself safe.

“As your councilwoman I am sharing any and all information I receive at the time it becomes available. Knowing so little information now, I ask you keep this individual and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Please remember to take all precautions necessary to keep yourself and everyone around you safe before you decide to travel to a public space,” said the councilwoman’s Facebook post in part.

Good afternoon Floresville Residents: I am sadden to share the following news posted by Commissioner Gamez. We have...

Posted by Marissa Ximenez on Saturday, April 11, 2020

With this confirmed COVID-19 case at the veterans home, there are now 11 cases in Wilson County, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials also say of those 11 cases, three patients have recovered, eight cases are travel-related, one case is community transmission, one case is household transmission and the other case is healthcare facility transmission.

Wilson County reports its 11th case of COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case in our county that was discovered in a...

Posted by Wilson County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, April 11, 2020

We’re working to learn more about the confirmed COVID-19 case and will bring more details as they become available.

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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