Coronavirus Outbreak

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Local officials who have been preparing for months to deal with the eventuality of a local COVID-19 outbreak will hold a press conference this afternoon.

They’ll discuss the latest local COVID-19 developments, according to a press release. No local confirmed cases of the virus had been reported as of the latest information released from the state health department, which is notified of all cases and reports them daily.

The City of Kerrville, Kerr County and Peterson Regional Medical Center will livestream the press conference at 2 p.m. at City Hall. Viewers can see the event as it happens on the city’s website and Channel 2.

The venue will be closed to the public, as many public spaces have been closed to minimize the risk for infection; but members of the press will be able to phone-in live with questions, according to a city press release.

(1) comment

Abigail Guest

Why can they not give us the number of people that have been tested? All other Cities and Counties are able to give this information, yet Peterson Regional Medical Center continues to deny that they are able to give us these numbers.

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