Second coronavirus case confirmed in DeWitt County
In a press release from DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler, a second case of COVID-19 has been reported in a county resident in Yoakum. As stated in the release, state health officials will not confirm the age, gender, or any other identifying information, or if the case is travel-related, or from personal contact, due to the public reaction to the first confirmed case.
“I wish I had more information to distribute,” Fowler said in the press release, “but, it appears the public reaction to the first victim was hostile, according to sources close to the situation–so state health officials are very cautious in releasing localized details.”
Fowler goes on to explain that a potential for new cases developing in our community due to human interaction is possible, therefore, it is critically important that everyone exhibits compassion for each other in the days ahead.
Fowler is communicating with other leaders in the county, including municipal leaders, hospital, and school officials, the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Department of State Health Services in order to coordinate efforts and identify resources that can be mobilized if a need arises that local resources may not be sufficient enough to meet.
The following information will be updated as more information becomes available.