Gillespie County reporting 5 cases of coronavirus

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

May 12 Update

There are now five cases of COVID-19 in Gillespie County, including one active case and four that are considered recovered.

May 4 Update

There are now four reported cases of COVID-19 in Gillespie County. Three of them are active and one person has recovered.

May 1 Update

Gillespie County is reporting two cases of coronavirus. One case is considered recovered and one case remains active.

April 29 Update

Gillespie County is reporting zero current cases of COVID-19 after its only case is now considered recovered.

April 7 Update

Gillespie County dropped its COVID-19 cases from three to one after a lab error confirmed two false-positive tests on Monday.

Gillespie County officials say this was a situation never before encountered by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

April 3 Update

On Friday, April 3, Gillespie County confirmed its second positive case of COVID-19. The individual is experiencing mild symptoms and isolating at home, the county says.

March 31 Update

On Tuesday, the City of Fredericksburg announced the first presumptive positive of COVID-19 in the county.

According the City, the patient was tested on Thursday, March 26, and received the presumptive positive results on Tuesday. The test was not performed in Gillespie County, even though the subject lives in Gillespie County.

In its announcement, the City of Fredericksburg said:

“The test results will remain presumptive until they are confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). If confirmed, the Gillespie County Judge will be notified and at that point, the case will become the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gillespie County.”

Dependent on the results, DSHS will conduct an investigation to attempt to track the history of the subject’s activities and contacts and to identify any potential exposure. Those individuals will then be notified.

A Stay Home-Stay Safe order has not yet been issued in Gillespie County.

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