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Over 200 take COVID-19 tests at fairgrounds test event

July 22, 2020 - 00:00
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  • Over 200 take COVID-19 tests at fairgrounds test event

A total of 210 people were tested for coronavirus at the Colorado County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 18. County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Charles “Chuck” Rogers said, “The testing operations were smooth with the new swab testing of the nose and mouth.”

TCA students, staff test positive

Monday evening, Rogers said the City of Eagle Lake was briefed on “a small number of students and staff” that tested positive for coronavirus at the Rice Texas Challenge Academy. Rogers said the individuals who tested positive were immediately sent home for recovery. Students and staff began arriving at the campus July 12 for the new class cycle.

DSHS investigates childcare facility outbreak

Rogers said Monday that he had been advised DSHS was investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a childcare facility in Columbus. The facility was not identified, and Rogers said he was not sure if this information was from previous reports or if it was a new event.

County tops 200 case mark

As of July 20, there were 131 total active coronavirus cases in Colorado County. The number of county residents who have been hospitalized with the virus has risen to 15. Of those, county officials said only one person remains hospitalized and all others have been discharged. A total of 84 confirmed coronavirus recoveries are reported for county residents.

Fortunately, there are no coronavirus-related deaths to report for Colorado County at this time.

Officials state they are still awaiting the results from DSHS on the findings at the Oaks Healthcare and Assisted Living Facilities.

To date, 215 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported for Colorado County. These confirmed case numbers account for about one percent or less of Colorado County’s 21,217 residents. These numbers also do not reflect people who may have contracted the virus and recovered but did not receive COVID-19 testing.