17 people test positive for COVID-19 in Willacy County

2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Friday, August 14 2020 Aug 14, 2020 August 14, 2020 9:24 AM August 14, 2020 in News - Local

Willacy County on Friday reported that 17 people had tested positive for COVID-19.

Five children and 12 adults tested positive for the virus, according to a news release from Willacy County.

"The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will conduct case investigations on this, and all positive COVID-19 cases that arise and ensure that proper isolation and 14-day quarantine is strictly adhered to," according to the news release. "In addition, DSHS will be sure family members stay isolated and quarantined as well and will be sure the family has supplies needed to be able to stay at home and follow protocol."

Since the pandemic started, 751 people in Willacy County have tested positive for the virus.

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