UPDATE 4 p.m.: Matagorda County announces two additional positive COVID-19 cases

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Matagorda County announces two additional positive COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, March 24, Matagorda County Officials confirmed two additional positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Matagorda County involving:

• A female between the ages of 50 and 60 who is seeking additional treatment for conditions presumed to be related to the COVID-19 virus.

• A female between the ages of 85 and 95 who is seeking additional treatment for conditions presumed to be related to the COVID-19 virus.

Due to a backlog of tests that are expected to result in the coming weeks, MCHD is changing the way patient information is collected, verified, and authorized before public release. While these changes mean that a minimal amount of case-related information will be released to the public, rest assured that the full and swift disclosure of information to our City, County, and State officials remains unchanged.

It should also be known that MCHD is no longer the sole source of COVID-19 testing and case information in Matagorda County. This is because COVID-19 testing is being performed by other health organizations and independent physicians throughout our community. To this end, the information reported in this release and in all future releases regarding COVID-19 should be viewed as a contribution to a total number and not the total number itself.

Patient and case-specific information disclosed in this release represents the extent to which any MCHD official can appropriately respond. Additional information, if available, may be requested from the Texas Department of State Health Services, which serves as Matagorda County’s Health Department.

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