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Fredericksburg announces first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Gillespie County

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(Last Updated On: April 24, 2020)

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Gillespie County has seen its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, according to the City of Fredericksburg.

An individual was tested for COVID-19 on March 26 and received the presumptive positive results today.

Fredericksburg Radio Standard reports that the individual who resides in Gillespie County was tested for COVID-19 in Kendall County.

“The test results will remain presumptive until they are confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). If confirmed, the Gillespie County Judge will be notified and at that point, the case will become the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gillespie County,” stated a release from the City of Fredericksburg.

“Upon this confirmation, DSHS will conduct an investigation to attempt to track the history of the subject’s activities and contacts and to identify any potential exposures to other individuals. These individuals will then be notified by DSHS of potential exposure.”

A Stay Safe, Stay Home order has not been issued for the City of Fredericksburg or Gillespie County at this time.

However, the City of Fredericksburg encouraged the community to follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing.

“The community should also be adhering to Governor Abbott’s executive order to minimize social gathering and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services.”

The City of Fredericksburg also encouraged the community to check out their website for more information and updates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The health, safety, and welfare of our community is our top priority. We encourage everyone to exercise caution and safety throughout these unprecedented times,” said the City of Fredericksburg.

Texas Breaking News will keep you updated with more information as it is available.

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