Here is a COVID-19 update from DeWitt County!   DeWitt County has reported two new cases of COVID-19 in-county residents.

These cases bring the number of known cases to six. One person is a resident of Yorktown and is believed to have acquired the virus through community spread. The other person is a resident of Cuero and has acquired the virus through contact with a household member. State health officials will not confirm the age or gender of the patients. One of the six known cases of the virus has recovered. No deaths attributable to COVID19 have been reported in DeWitt County.

County Judge Daryl Fowler implores county residents to heed the advice of the medical experts who strongly encourage citizens to keep a six-foot distance between each other to avoid spreading the virus. “In order to stay ahead of this pandemic, it is important for everyone to limit our exposure to others. We can choose to ignore the best practices advocated by the medical experts, but we do so at our own risk. Therefore, be mindful that others may not have symptoms when they expose you to the virus,” Judge Fowler says.

Judge Fowler is communicating daily with state officials and regional leaders about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and referring callers to the official websites of the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

These websites are great resources for the general public according to Judge Fowler. Individuals may be exposed to COVID-19 and be infectious even when no symptoms are present. If an individual knows they have been exposed, they should not go to work. If fever and cough are present, they should isolate themselves from others at home and monitor symptoms.

Please practice social distancing!  Stay safe my friends.