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DeWitt County reports two new cases of COVID-19

DeWitt County is reporting its 16th and 17th cases of COVID-19. The new patients were tested on May 4 at the Mobile Test Site in Yoakum. Case number 16 is a female in her mid-40s and a resident of the city of Yoakum. Case number 17 is a male in his early 60s and a resident of the city of Cuero. Both cases appear to be the result of community spread. Both patients are under orders to isolate themselves at home. The last reported case of COVID-19 was announced on April 23.

A total of 17 cases have been diagnosed in DeWitt County since Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency on March 13. Eleven patients claiming to be residents of DeWitt County have fully recovered from the disease. Currently, four patients are under orders to isolate at home. One patient is being treated at a medical facility in Victoria. One patient with underlying medical issues died in April following a diagnosis of COVID-19.

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