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)


The city of Boerne confirmed a third coronavirus infection on Wednesday, and more cases were confirmed statewide, but no cases were reported in Kerr County.

The city of Boerne disclosed the third Kendall County case in a post on its website on Wednesday. No additional information about this third case was not available, but the previous two cases were travel-related, according to the post.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 82 counties had at least one infection as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. Dallas County led with 169 cases, with Harris following at 134 cases. Travis was third with 98 cases, followed by Tarrant County, 71, and Bexar County, 69. 

Counts for nearby counties include two in Kendall, one in Medina, one in Blanco, one in Llano, five in Comal and seven in Hays, according to the state health office, which maintains a map with numbers that are current as of 8 p.m. the previous day. 

Johns Hopkins University paints a much more challenging picture with 1,229 cases and 15 deaths. Midland recorded its first death

Approximately 15 to 20 people, at least, were under self-quarantine conditions and were awaiting test results or watching for symptoms, according to information from Kerr County and other sources. The local hospital has said nose swabs are being taken from suspected patients daily and sent off for analysis at out-of-county labs. Any positive results are disclosed within days to the state health department, which then reports the numbers on its website.


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