As of Wednesday morning, Gonzales County’s total number of confirmed cases is 66.
On Wednesday, the county reported that of the six new cases from earlier this week, two cases are located within the city limits of Gonzales, three cases are located within the city limits of Waelder, one case is located within the city limits of Nixon and one is in the unincorporated area of Gonzales.
All seven are experiencing mild symptoms and recovering at home.
In total, there are 41 active cases, 23 recovered cases and two deaths.
Given the increases in community spread throughout the United States, all individuals are at some risk of exposures to COVID-19. Everyone should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, practice social distancing, and stay home if they become sick, except to seek necessary medical care. The Texas Department of State Health Services is supporting Gonzales County in identifying any close contacts of the patient, so they can be isolated, monitored for symptoms, and quickly tested, if needed.
Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.
The public can find up-to-date coronavirus information at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus. If you have questions about COVID-19, call 2-1-1 option 6.