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)

Officials with Kerr County, the city of Kerrville and Peterson Health announced four new cases of coronavirus in the county on Wednesday.

This is five cases in three days for the area, including a man in Kerrville who is quarantined with his family of six. Kerr County said the 12th case was tested in Bexar County and is self-isolating at home. This case was believed to be related to travel outside of the county. 

Cases 13, 14 and 15 were tested at the Franklin Clinic in Kerrville, according to city of Kerrville spokesman Stuart Cunyus. 

"It’s undetermined if they are community or traveled related  at this time," Cunyus wrote in a email. "One is isolating in the city, and two are isolating in Kerr County."

In an email from the county, Emergency Management Coordinator William B. “Dub” Thomas urged residents to not become complacent now, even though things are seemingly getting back to normal with the reopening of some businesses. 

 

(3) comments

Jim Ernest

I would like to see the names of the infected, that way if I came into contact with one of them - I could watch for signs or get a test

David McCallum

Thanks for no real helpful information about how and why.

Paul Cassel

I'd like to know if they simply tested positive or were symptomatic and what is the prognosis. For example, at what point of them isolating will they, if not symptomatic, be considered clear of the virus?

Do those sheltering in place with them go out? If not, how do they get supplies? If so, what's the point of the sheltering business? What kind of journalism raises instead of answering questions?

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