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5 new cases of COVID-19, all isolating at home

DeWitt County health officials are reporting five new cases of coronavirus, as of Monday, June 22. All of the individuals are isolated and recovering at home.

A total of 42 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency on March 13. Nineteen, including these diagnosed cases, are isolating at home. Four are in patients of medical facilities in Victoria. Eighteen have recovered.

One death in the county is attributed to COVID-19 infection of an individual with a comorbidity.

Case number 38 is a 36-year-old male with a rural address in the Cuero zip code. His infection is attributable to community spread and possibly related to out-of-town travel.

Case number 39 is a 60-year-old female with a rural address in the Yorktown zip code. Her infection is attributable to community spread and possibly related to work-related travel out of the county.

Case number 40 is a 55-year-old female living in the city of Yoakum. Her exposure is work-related.

Case number 41 is a 26-year-old female living in Yorktown. Her infection is attributable to community spread with known travel to Corpus Christi.

Case number 42 is a 53-year-old female with a rural address in the Yoakum zip code. Her exposure is attributable to a family member who came to visit and subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.

Throughout DSHS Region 8 which covers 28 counties east and west of San Antonio and includes an estimated population of 3.1 million people, a total of 7,406 cases have been confirmed since tracking began. More than 3,700 of the individuals diagnosed with the coronavirus have recovered. The region reports 130 deaths through June 19. DSHS Region 8 is tracking additional categories of probable infections and those that are pending investigation. Those numbers are not included in this publication.

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