As of Tuesday, April 7 there had been 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst neighboring rural counties including Medina, Atascosa, Uvalde, and Frio Counties, with none in Bandera County.
Medina County 7 cases
Medina County reported its 7th case minutes before presstime. It is believed to be travel-related outside Medina County. That person is self-isolating at home. Out of the 7 total COVID patients, two needed hospitalization. So far, 1 recovered, 1 remains hospitalized, and the 3 others have recently began self-isolating at home.
Uvalde 5 cases
On April 3rd, Uvalde County officials released that there has been a fifth case of COVID-19 in a county resident.
According to a press release, Jared Reading with Uvalde County Health Authority stated, “This case as with all others can be traced to out of state travel or contact with a positive case within the state or county. This person has been home caring for one of our earlier cases.”
The release also noted that all cases and close contacts are isolated in home, and monitored at least daily.
Atascosa 5 cases
On April 6th, Atascosa County reported its third and fourth cases of COVID-19 in a county resident. County press releases state that one of the individuals was currently isolating at home, while the other was hospitalized. It has been determined that the 3rd and 4th cases are associated with community transmission of the virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services is supporting Atascosa County in identifying any close contacts of the patients, so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested, if needed. A fifth case was announced just before presstime.
Frio County 1 case
Frio County officials announced on Sunday, April 5th that they were investigating a possible COVID case, and it was confirmed on April 7th.
Bandera County also hadn’t reported any confirmed cases as of Monday.