6 more COVID-19 cases reported in JWC

Staff Writer
Alice Echo News Journal

Another six cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in Jim Wells County for a total of 56 reported cases.

On Wednesday, June 24, the county received confirmation on the newest cases. Cases are:

* case #51 - a male in his 20’s

* case #52 - a female in her 20’s

* case #53 - a female in her 80’s

* case #54 - a male in his 60’s

* case #55 - a male in his 60’s

* case #56 - a males in his 20’s

In JWC, there are currently 44 active cases and 12 recovered cases, according to sources.

Officials remind everyone that an emergency order was issued on Tuesday on the use of face masks in businesses across the county for everyone over the age of three.

People are asked to stay at home, unless providing essential services and to minimize social gatherings to help stop the spread of the COVID-19.

Judge Rodriguez, states in the order the emergency order is necessary to continue the mitigation of the virus as a public health emergency. Violations against the Emergency Order can result in a fine up to the amount of $1,000.

All COVID-19 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.

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.