Two new COVID-19 cases announced in Victoria County, recovery rate at 71%

VICTORIA, Texas — At Tuesday’s COVID-19 press briefing, Victoria Office of Emergency Management personnel announced two new cases of the novel coronavirus in the county, but added that as of the press conference 71% of COVID-19 patients in the county had fully recovered.

Regional Count 05.05.2020

Courtesy of the City of Victoria.

Local officials said on Tuesday that 103 of the 145 individuals infected in Victoria County had recovered fully under the CDC’s designation, with 37 active cases remaining in the area. Despite the county’s high recovery rate, Public Health Authority Dr. John McNeill continued to stress a collective responsibility in making sure the virus doesn’t continue to spread.

“The bottom line is this: nobody can predict what’s going to happen with this virus,” said Dr. McNeill. “We haven’t been able to predict hardly anything.”

In the absence of such an understanding, Dr. McNeill urged Victoria County residents to continue adhering to local and CDC guidelines including maintaining social distancing and wearing a face covering.

Daily Count 05.05.2020

Courtesy of the City of Victoria.

Victoria OEM also announced that this Thursday will mark the final routinely scheduled press briefing regarding COVID-19 in Victoria County. Further briefings will take place if situation changes, and daily updates will still be provided on Victoria OEM’s website and social media platforms. The county’s COVID-19 hotline will also remain active.

As of Tuesday’s briefing, no further confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been announced as a result of either PAM outbreak. Local health department will continue to conduct surveillance on both facilities until further notice.