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DSHS confirms eighth case of coronavirus in Willacy County

5 months 3 days 13 hours ago Friday, April 17 2020 Apr 17, 2020 April 17, 2020 8:36 AM April 17, 2020 in News - Local

The Department of State Health Services announced Friday that one more person in Willacy County has tested positive for coronavirus – bringing the total to eight cases in the county.

According to a DSHS release, the eighth case is a woman in her 20s who is not considered a travel-related case.

“The patient is currently isolated,” according to DSHS. “DSHS is supporting Willacy County in identifying any close contacts of the patient so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms.”

Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra Jr. says of the total number of confirmed cases, three patients have been cleared and released from isolation. The county also reported one death.

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