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)

As Kerr County was working its way from being free of active coronavirus cases, an 11th person fell ill with COVID-19 on Sunday at Peterson Regional Medical Center. 

With 10 previous cases, all now recovered, this latest case was reported Tuesday afternoon. However, city leaders said in a news release this one is a challenge because the person who was infected traveled to San Antonio for a shopping trip, and possibly exposed six other people in the Kerrville household where they all live. 

In addition, the city of Kerrville said numerous people have come in and out of home and have been in contact with the positive individual. The people at the home have been instructed to self isolate. 

The individual came into Peterson's emergency department on Sunday with COVID-19 symptoms. The hospital has notified the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

On Tuesday, the state of Texas saw another 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 reported, including 22 deaths. The state has tested more than 700,000 people. 

(4) comments

Liz Johnson

I must respectfully disagree with those who feel the need to know if safe practices were being used. It does not matter. You could practice all the safety measures you want, it only reduces the risk of contracting it, and does not eliminate the risk. I am not in favor of turning this into a witch hunt and believe most people are practicing common sense measures. Leave it at that please. There are any multitude of viruses that one can catch - chickenpox, shingles, HPV, influenza and so forth. A vaccine administered for any one of these is no guarantee that you won't still come down with a virus. Please let compassion rule the day, not paranoia.

Larry Hunter

You know when you guys report motorcycle accidents, you previously reference "the cyclist was/was not wearing a helmet." Seems we should do similar on these stories. "The resident did/did not wear a mask and/or did/did not practice safe distancing recommendations."

Frank Field

Correction to my posted comment... We are all in this together, so we must each do our "part" no matter what age that might be. Linda Field

Frank Field

I understand that it is necessary to post each of these Coronavirus cases, but at the same time it would be helpful to know if this 11th individual used frequent hand washing, wore a mask, and practiced social distancing while "shopping" in San Antonio. There are many of the residents as well as businesses in Kerrville that consider these recommended preventative behaviors not necessary... and it does not apply to them. We are all in this together and each of us must do our... no matter what age the person might be. Linda Field - Kerrville

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