COVID-19 cases confirmed in 4 additional Central Texas counties

A CDC graphic of the COVID-19 virus via MGN.
A CDC graphic of the COVID-19 virus via MGN.(KOLO)
Published: Mar. 23, 2020 at 12:02 PM CDT
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A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Milam County, officials announced Tuesday.

Officials didn’t identify the resident, but said those with whom the resident had contact would receive calls from the Milam County Health Department.

New cases were confirmed Monday in Falls, Limestone and Robertson counties.

The Texas Department of State Health Services listed one case in Falls County Monday.

The Falls County case involves a man in his 20s with a recent travel history.

He and his family are self-isolating, Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman said.

“We’re still waiting on the results of the second test and hopefully it will come out negative,” Scaman said.

Scaman said the front-line effort in Falls County has helped keep cases to a minimum, and “we plan to keep this up until there is an all clear.

“We have plenty of supplies, lots of gloves and gowns and face masks to protect our staff and the sheriff’s office is secured,” he said.

"We even have a couple of jail beds that can be turned into hospital beds if they need to be."

The Limestone County Office of Emergency Management said Monday a 50-year-old woman has a confirmed case of the new coronavirus.

Robertson County officials say the county’s first confirmed case of the new coronavirus involves a man in his 90s.

No further details were provided.

The confirmed case count in McLennan County rose to 24 Tuesday.

One of the 24 diagnosed with the virus is now hospitalized.

Eighteen cases have been reported in Bell County and two have been reported in Milam County.

The Mexia ISD reported Sunday that a high school band trip sponsor has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The man is not a Limestone County resident.

He returned home immediately after the trip.

(Paul J. Gately contributed to this story)