Llano County confirms second positive case of COVID-19; both considered travel-related

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LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Llano County confirmed its second positive case of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to the Llano County Health Authority

A relative of the man who initially tested positive for the virus is the second confirmed case in the area. The relative was on the same trip, so both cases are considered travel-related, officials say.

On Tuesday, a man in his 60s that resides in Horseshoe Bay became the county’s first case. Both people immediately went into self-quarantine when returning from their trip and remain in quarantine presently, according to officials.

Llano County is in Phase 3 of its phased approach to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there currently isn’t person-to-person spread in the county.

“The fact that Llano County has a confirmed case should be no surprise to anyone,” Llano County Judge Ron Cunningham said.

The Llano County Health Authority says it is aware of 17 tests for COVID-19 in the county with 12 testing negative, two still pending and three positive tests. One positive test is connected to a person in Burnet County previously announced on March 22 and the other is the positive case confirmed Tuesday in Llano County.

As of March 25, there are 139 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Central Texas.

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