COVID cases back up in Medina County with about half in schools

COVID-19 cases have gone back up in Medina County, with officials saying many of them are stemming from small outbreaks in some local schools. The County has a total of 26 active cases as of this past Monday, October 19th.
On the day prior 1 new hospitalization of a local resident was also reported. On average, one in every ten people with COVID are hospitalized in local residents according to Medina County data. There have been 112 hospitalizations in local residents, and 30 community members have lost their lives to this horrible virus. A total of 1,215 cases have been reported in the County.
Countywide, there were only 7 active cases on October 13th, but things quickly went to 13 active on October 14th and doubled again to 26 active cases by that Friday.

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COVID in Schools
Natalia had a total of 9 students and one staff member test positive for COVID-19 last week. Eight of the students are in high school. The 9th student was not on campus two days prior to the onset of symptoms so there were no close contacts in that case. As of this Monday, they have had no new cases reported.
Lytle ISD has 7 positive active cases in Lytle High School and 1 in the junior high (not all students are from Medina County as parts of this school district are in Atascosa Co). The most recent confirmed positive case was reported last Thursday, October 15th.
Medina Valley ISD has 3 active cases. There is 1 active case at the high school, 1 at Medina Valley MS, and one non-campus employee.
Devine ISD has no active cases.