Lavaca County reports 18 active cases of COVID-19 Monday

Lavaca County OEM COVID-19 case numbers August 31st, 2020

Courtesy of Lavaca County OEM

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 are reported Monday in Lavaca County according to their Office of Emergency Management.

Recoveries has reached 661 individuals, and seven have passed away due to COVID-19.

The OEM also shared updates regarding the Yoakum COVID-19 walk testing site on Thursday August 28th.

The COVID-19 Walk-up Testing was held at Yoakum Community Center on Thursday, August 28, 2020. A total of 149 tests were administered. Results can be expected in 3 -5 days. If you have any questions about your testing results, please call 833-213-0643 or email covid@davacoinc.com.
The Lavaca County OEM reminds the community that numbers on the statewide dashboard, are based on death certificate data where COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death, however, DSHS PHR 8, will continue to do their case investigations, to verify that each death reported, can be attributed to COVID-19. Once investigations are completed, the information from DHSH PHR 8, will be reflected in the LCEM Covid-19 Report.

COVID-19 Testing Sites
Need a test? Follow these steps
Visit: covidtest.tdem.texas.gov 
Site search: Enter your zip code
Select: Locate the nearest test site and follow directions to register.

COVID-19 Resources –

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

People at high or increased risk: https://bit.ly/3dJouc4
Open Texas Checklists: https://bit.ly/2Nl13tD
Testing near you: https://bit.ly/2Z3GJUd
COVID-19 symptoms: http://bit.ly/2IV3uRh
Caring for someone sick: https://bit.ly/2wf7sS7
All #COVID19TX info: https://bit.ly/31RNfPM

 

I’ve Tested, Now What?
DOWNLOAD 3 Key Steps when waiting for your COVID-19 test results here.

More on Testing
Testing sites run by the City of San Antonio (Freeman Coliseum, Kazen Middle School and Cuellar Community Center) are now for symptomatic people only. For more information on San Antonio testing sites, visit https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/What-YOU-Can-Do/Testing.

COVID-19 antibody testing
This summer, as a thank you for your dedication to maintaining the blood supply in South Texas, all blood donations will undergo a COVID-19 antibody test, at no cost to donors. Results will be sent to you by mail within 14 days of your donation. If you test positive, you may be able to save more lives by donating your plasma, which is being used to treat patients fighting for their lives against this virus. More information at SouthTexasBlood.org/COVID19.

Slow the Spread
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