Victoria County OEM reports 108 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

City mourns the death of 80 year-old COVID-19 patient
Victoria County Daily COVID-19 count July 20th, 2020

Courtesy of Victoria OEM

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Victoria County. The patient, a female Victoria County resident in her 80’s, had been hospitalized in Victoria.

To respect and honor the family, no further personal information will be released. It’s unfortunate that our County has lost one of its residents because of the spread of this virus. The Victoria County Public Health Department extends its deepest condolences to the patient’s family and friends.

As of 6:45 pm today, there are 108 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, and 58 newly recovered individuals. Victoria currently has a total of 2,582 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

With the influx of new cases, we are currently experiencing delays on investigations. For up-to-date information regarding total tests conducted, hospitalization numbers, etc. please visit the Texas Department of Health Services.

The best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick and avoid non-essential travel.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

• Follow Texas DSHS and CDC Guidelines for using a facial covering.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

By working together, we can try to slow down the transmission of COVID-19. If you feel sick and believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider (call before going) and describe your symptoms, travel history, and contact with any individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

For information and questions, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 361-580-5796 or go to the Victoria County Public Health Department’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Source: Victoria County of Emergency Manamgement