Fayette County has second COVID-19 death; 32 total cases

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — This story has the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Fayette County.

May 26 Update

There are now 32 total cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County, including 18 cases that are considered active and 12 that are considered recovered.

May 22 Update

Fayette County is reporting 33 cases of COVID-19, and the number of active cases is now 18 and the number of cases considered recovered is 13.

May 21 Update

Fayette County is reporting the same number of COVID-19 cases as the day before (31), but the number of active cases is now 16 and the number of cases considered recovered is 13.

May 20 Update

There are now 31 total cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County, including 12 cases that are considered recovered and 17 that are considered active.

May 18 Update

Fayette County is reporting 30 total cases of COVID-19, including 12 cases that are considered recovered and 16 cases that are considered active.

May 14 Update

There are now 27 total cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County, including 13 cases that are considered active and 12 considered recovered.

May 13 Update

Fayette County is reporting its second COVID-19-related death. There are now a total of 24 cases in-county — 12 are considered active and 11 are considered recovered.

May 1 Update

There are 16 cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County, with one death and nine people considered recovered.

There are six active cases of coronavirus.

April 29 Update

As of now, the numbers are positive in Fayette County. The total COVID-19 case count remains at 15 with nine people considered recovered.

There are five active cases of coronavirus.

April 24 Update

Fayette County is reporting one fewer cases than the previous day, bringing the total COVID-19 cases to 15. Seven cases are considered recovered.

April 22 Update

Fayette County has a total of 16 COVID-19 cases, an increase of one from the previous day.

Fayette County EMS also reported the county’s first COVID-19-related death, who says the man was a Schulenberg resident.

April 21 Update

Fayette County revised its numbers Tuesday to reflect it has 15 total cases, 13 of which are active. Two people have recovered.

April 20 Update

Fayette County reports it has 14 active cases and 16 total cases. Two cases have recovered.

April 16 Update

Fayette County has one new confirmed case of COVID-19 bringing the total to 14.

April 13 Update

Fayette County says it double-counted four of its cases, and has adjusted the number of cases to 13.

Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau discussed the county’s cases with the Department of State Health Services Saturday. During that discussion, it found out it had double-listed four cases.

There are currently 13 cases in Fayette County. Eleven of them are active and two people have recovered.

It provided the following breakdown of cases:

  • Precinct 1 Cases: 4 
  • Precinct 2 Cases: 3 
  • Precinct 3 Cases: 0 
  • Precinct 4 Cases: 5 
  • Precinct Location Unknown Cases: 1 

Fayette County also said much of the information it was able to provide to DSHS was because of school nurses in each of its five school districts.

“The nurses, led by LGISD RN Kari Willrich, have been checking on the patients if they volunteer to be monitored and helping the patients through this difficult time,” Fayette County wrote. It later added, “We thank the school districts for allowing the nurses to help in this way, it has been an invaluable tool to the community and has helped immensely in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in our county.”

April 9 Update

Fayette County now has 17 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of one case from April 8’s 16 confirmed cases.

April 6 Update

The total number of coronavirus cases in Fayette County is up to 14 as of Monday afternoon. 12 cases are considered active as the county is reporting two people have recovered from the virus.

April 5 Update

Fayette County reported an additional case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the county’s total cases to 11. They also reported one recovery.

April 3 Update

A relative explosion of cases in Fayette County have ballooned the county’s total to 10 COVID-19 cases, health officials said Friday.

“We expect this number to continue to rise because of the amount of contact some infected individuals had with each other, and with the community,” a county press release said. “This contact is being investigated closely, and all affected businesses have been notified and appropriate sterilizations actions performed.”

The increases are due to community spread, and “every known medical provider” in the county met Thursday to discuss how to handle the situation, county officials said.

One case was reported by the McDonald’s in La Grange. A store employee developed symptoms and was then tested. The restaurant was deemed safe to reopen after epidemiologists oversaw industry-standard cleaning and disinfecting measures were taken.

The county said at least two of the confirmed cases were hospitalized at some point, and a cluster of the cases were in one area in the southern part of the county. Officials reminded those people about stay-at-home orders and that they should comply with them.

April 1 Update

Fayette County’s third coronavirus patient is a man in his 70s, the county said. It is believed he contracted the virus via community spread.

As of April 1, the man was hospitalized at a hospital outside the county.

On Tuesday night, Fayette County announced DSHS changed the classification of a previously known patient from another county to Fayette. The patient lives close to the county line. This is the county’s fourth COVID-19 case.

March 28 Update

The second case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) was confirmed in Fayette County on Saturday, according to state health officials.

The patient is self-isolating at home, according to the release.

March 20

Fayette County reported its first case March 20.

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