Rural areas in Texas plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with limited resources
DEWITT COUNTY, Texas – More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines are expected to come to Texas, and communities are finalizing details on storage, who will be involved, and where the distribution sites will be placed. DeWitt County, which has a population of more than 20,000 people, is seeing the excitement build over the new vaccines. Many rural counties don’t have this resource, including Dewitt County. Smith said people should not contact the vaccine distribution locations that have registered at this time. She said DeWitt County will coordinate with each location and publish when the vaccine will be available to the public and any further information.
DeWitt County confirms 70 COVID-19 cases, 60 recoveries
CUERO, Texas – DeWitt County announced 70 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 60 additional recoveries since its last report. A majority of these new cases were tested at the government-sponsored testing center in Yorktown earlier in July, the county said in an email statement. “Officials also report five additional deaths which brings the death toll to nineteen,” the county said in the statement. A total of 591 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Gov. “202 individuals, including the 70 newly confirmed cases, are isolating at home,” the county said in a statement.
Lavaca County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, brings total to 42 active cases
LAVACA COUNTY, Texas Lavaca County announced Tuesday four new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 42 verified cases of the virus in the county. Lavaca County Emergency Management in conjunction with the City of Yoakum and DeWitt County Emergency Management, City of Hallettsville, and the City of Shiner also announced the hosting of walk-up COVID-19 testing events this week. Below are the times, dates and places of centers conducting COVID-19 testing:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., July 1, 2020, Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St, Yoakum, TX 779958:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., July 2, 2020, STS. While at the testing site be sure to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing to help up slow the spread of COVID-19, Lavaca County officials said in a press release. Local information on Lavaca County COVID-19 response may be found on the LCEM page on co.lavaca.tx.us or https://www.facebook.com/LavacaCoEM/.
DeWitt County COVID-19 cases, recoveries
CUERO, Texas – On Aug. 12, DeWitt County officials confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 699 since March 13, officials said. Of the new cases, eight of the residents live in the Cuero ZIP code, one in the Yoakum ZIP code and two in the Yorktown ZIP code. Officials report one additional death, bringing the death toll in the county to 31. There are 102 active cases, with 96 residents quarantined at home and six at a medical facility. A total of 566 residents have recovered from the disease.
Comal County residents can get tested for COVID-19 at drive-thru testing site
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Comal County residents can be tested for COVID-19 for free on Thursday, April 30, at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. According to a Comal County ISD news release, drive-thru testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone who makes an appointment beginning Tuesday morning. Residents needing a test must call 512-883-2400 or visit www.txcovidtest.org to register and receive an appointment time. Latest COVID-19 cases in Comal CountyThe site will test between 50 and 60 people. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
DeWitt County to conduct COVID-19 testing
CUERO, Texas – DeWitt County will offer COVID-19 testing Saturday after being selected as a mobile testing location by the Texas Department of State Health Services. According to a news release, testing will be conducted by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cuero Municipal Library. For any additional questions, contact The Texas Department of State Health Services at 512-883-2400. DeWitt County COVID-19 mobile test flyer (KSAT)COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
Cuero firefighters called to three unrelated fires within hours of each other
The Cuero Fire Department was kept busy early Sunday morning with three unrelated fires that sparked within hours of each other, according to a news release from DeWitt County. The first fire was called in early Sunday morning at 1:50 a.m. in the 300 block of E. Sarah, according to the news release. At 6:40 a.m., some of the crew had to be reassigned after a trash dumpster fire was called in. That fire was believed to be intentionally set, and the suspect believed to be behind the arson was arrested by the Cuero Police Department, according to the news release. Then, at about 7:50 a.m., the Cuero Volunteer Fire Department was called to a car wreck with a possible entrapment.
15 cases of coronavirus, 1 fatality reported in DeWitt County
DEWITT COUNTY, Texas – Updated April 23:As of Thursday, DeWitt County reported its 15th case of COVID-19. Updated April 17:Three new COVID-19 cases have been reported in DeWitt County, totaling the total number of cases to 13. Updated April 9:A new COVID-19 case has been reported in DeWitt County, totaling the number of cases to eight. Updated April 4:An additional COVID-19 case has been reported in DeWitt County, totaling the number of cases to seven. Original:DeWitt County officials on Thursday reported two new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number to six cases in the county.
Yoakum, Lavaca, DeWitt Counties encourage continued patronage of restaurants despite coronavirus case
Residents are being encouraged by Yoakum, Lavaca and DeWitt Counties to continue their patronage at area restaurants despite a confirmed case of the coronavirus. In a joint release, the counties said anyone at the restaurants at the same time as the confirmed case are considered to be at low risk of exposure. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. KSAT CORONAVIRUS CONTINUING COVERAGE:· Drive-through COVID-19 testing is now in San Antonio. Abbott declares statewide emergency over coronavirus pandemic· Here’s what President Trump’s coronavirus emergency declaration does· What we know: San Antonio tourism hotspots impacted by the coronavirus