Health officials confirm 16th case of coronavirus in Willacy County

2 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Friday, May 29 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 4:52 PM May 29, 2020 in News - Local

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday announced that an additional person in Willacy County had tested positive for the coronavirus - bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 16.

The new case is a male in his 60s. The way in which he contracted the virus was close contact to another positive case, according to a DSHS news release.

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

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