Victoria County resident with COVID-19 passed away

First known COVID-19 related death in the County

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department received a report that a confirmed COVID-19 patient and male Victoria County resident in his 80s passed away at an acute care facility outside of Victoria County.

The late patient had been hospitalized outside of Victoria County for over a month and contracted the novel coronavirus while there.

To respect and honor the family, personal information will not be released about this individual. The Victoria County Public Health Department extends its deepest condolences to the individual’s family and friends.

The best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 slow down the transmission of COVID-19.

Source: The Victoria County Department of Public Health