Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wharton County

WHARTON, Texas — On, April 11, 2020, Wharton County Office of Emergency Management has received two(2) reports of new positive cases of COVID-19 today. Both cases are females in their 40’s to 50’s in or near El Campo. One case is tied to a previously confirmed case, and the other investigation is pending.

This brings the total known and previous positive COVID-19 patients in Wharton County to twenty-eight(28).
The good news is that Texas DSHS also reports that seven(7) of the previously reported cases
have now recovered, leaving Wharton County with twenty-one(21) active COVID-19 cases.

As testing continues, our efforts to stop the virus must not slow down and we must continue to
work hard to slow the spread in our area. The Executive Orders issued by Governor Abbott remain
in effect statewide.

The Governor has ordered Texans to stay at home, only go out and about for essential work or to retrieve essential goods. This means that you may go out to the grocery store, seek medical care and continue the use of drive-thru, pick-up and delivery services for food and drinks from local restaurants.

The order also mandates all non-essential businesses to close. Further, the CDC has recommended utilizing a cloth face covering when going out in public. Residents are strongly urged to follow this and keep your face covered, especially if purchasing groceries.

WASH YOUR HANDS
STAY HOME

Wharton County OEM will provide updates at http://www.co.wharton.tx.us/ and on Facebook.

(This information was received from Wharton County press release)