7 additional COVID-19 cases in JWC

Staff Writer
Alice Echo News Journal

On Sunday, June 21, Jim Wells County received confirmation of seven additional coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The county has reported a total of 34 cases.

Cases are:

* Case #28: Male in his 40’s

* Case #29: Female in her Teens

* Case #30: Female in her Teens

* Case #31: Female in her 10’s

* Case #32: Female in her 50’s

* Case #33: Female in her 20’s

* Case #34: Female in her Teens

The patients are currently isolated. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is supporting JWC in identifying any close contacts of the patient so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms.

In JWC there are 23 active cases and 11 recovered cases, according to JWC Judge Juan Rodriguez.

The public can find up-to-date coronavirus information and what to do if you're sick, testing information at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

County officials and medical professionals remind everyone to continue to follow CDC guidelines such as washing hands, wearing face masks and social distancing. They also recommend anyone who has traveled to hot spots like Galveston, Houston and San Antonio to self-quarantine themselves for up to 14 days.