Lavaca County OEM reports 6 new cases of COVID-19

18 verified active cases in the county
Lavaca County COVID-19 cases for Thursday July 9th

Courtesy of Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management.

LACAVA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca County Emergency Management is reporting 6 new DSHS Region 8 CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19.
Sorted by zipcode and not necessarily in city limits, there are 5 new ACTIVE cases in Shiner, 2 new active cases in Yoakum, and 1 new active case in Moulton. DSHS has given proper guidance to verified active COVID-19 patients to follow.
*Please note that case counts are subject to change at the time of publication and may differ from what is reported by other regional sources, including “Estimated Numbers” from the DSHS COVID-19 Dashboard.
Active Cases Pending Investigation Explained:

Cases Pending are patients who have indicated they are a resident of “Lavaca County” on their lab work and they are positive for COVID-19. Because of the backlog, cases are placed in the pending category, until the DSHS team follows up with the patient and completes the investigation. Once the investigation is completed, depending on the turnaround, a case will move from pending to verified or recovered. Recapping, Cases Pending Investigation ARE POSITIVE for COVID-19. We add the Case Pending number to the Verified Active number, which gives you the Total Currently Active for Lavaca County. Lavaca County Verified Case’s, recoveries, and deaths are broken down by zip-code on the bottom of the attached graphic. We hope this helps you better understand how we’re breaking down the cases for Lavaca County as we receive them from DSHS to share with you.
LCEM encourages you to visit dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/ to find up-to-date coronavirus information and what to do if you’re sick, testing information, as well as guidance for Opening the State of Texas. All businesses and customers should continue to follow minimum standard health protocols laid out by DSHS at https://open.texas.gov/. 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/.
Since March 13, 2020, the messaging from Lavaca County Emergency Management remains the same. We need your help to stop the spread of this virus within Lavaca County therefore, it is imperative that we continue to do the following:
• Wear a cloth face covering (over the nose and mouth)
• Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Stay at home and stop the spread of coronavirus

 

Regional COVID-19 Testing Opportunities:

WEIMAR/COLUMBUS – Charles “Chuck” Rogers, Colorado County Emergency Management Coordinator reports COVID-19 testing to be held Saturday, July 11, hosted by the City of Weimar at the Colorado County EMS Station 5, 107 Bennie Koslar, Weimar, Texas and Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Colorado County Fair Grounds, 1146 Crossroads Blvd. in Columbus  This is cost-free testing. Preregistration is required at https://txcovidtest.org/ or call 512-883-2400. When calling or trying to log on, please be patient. The site and the phone lines are limited to 1600 requests for registration. If you do not get through the first time, try again. You may be able to register the day of the test, but make that option your last resort.

COVID-19 testing appointments are available in San Antonio/Bexar County by calling 210-233-5970 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day. Appointments are required for the Freeman Coliseum testing site (next to the AT&T Center) or the Texas MedClinic site at 2530 SW Military. For more information on San Antonio testing sites, visit https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/What-YOU-Can-Do/Testing. For more information about additional test sites state-wide, Visit the TDEM and DSHS Testing Site Maps to find a testing site near you at https://txcovidtest.org. Local hospitals and doctors’ offices may also provide testing.

COVID-19 Resources:

GUIDANCE SITES
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx

COVID-19 questions from the public can be directed to Email: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov

Phone: Call 2-1-1 option 6
Source: Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management. 

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