3 Willacy babies among 23 to test positive for COVID 19

MGN Online

RAYMONDVILLE — Three baby boys are among the latest Willacy County residents to test positive for the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, county officials reported the boys about 1-year-old, three teenage girls and a teenage boy are among 23 residents who have contracted COVID-19, driving the rural county’s total case count to 497.

Others include two men and two women in their 20s, one woman and a man in their 30s, five women and a man in their 40s, two women in their 60s and two women in their 70s.

Now, health officials are investigating to determine whether the patients infected others.

“ Our officials and staff continue to work very closely with our neighboring counties and state health services department,” County Judge Aurelio Guerra stated in a press release.

“ The Texas Department of State Health Services will conduct case investigations on this and all positive COVID-19 cases that arise and ensure that proper isolation and 14-day quarantine is strictly adhered to,” Guerra stated.

“ In addition, (health officials) will be sure family members stay isolated and quarantined as well and will be sure the family has supplies needed to be able to stay at home and follow protocol,” he stated.

Guerra urged residents to stay home, practice social distancing and good hygiene such as frequent hand washing and wear facial coverings.

Since late May, COVID-19 cases in this rural county with about 22,000 residents have surged from 14.

For more information, contact the state hotline at 956-421-5505.

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