COVID-19

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

There are now 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Matagorda County, officials announced Monday afternoon.

Just one day after seven cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the county on Sunday, four additional cases were confirmed Monday afternoon, bringing the county's total to 21.

“In my view, that’s entirely too many for a county of our size,” said County Judge Nate McDonald during a live video Monday afternoon.

According to the county’s count of cases listed on the Matagorda Regional Medical Center website, the four new cases are: a man between the ages of 50 and 55 who is currently at home; a man between the ages of 70 and 75 who is currently in the hospital; a woman between the ages of 60 and 65 who is currently at home; and a woman between the ages of 30 and 35 who is currently at home.

None of the four cases is believed to be related to out-of-state travel.

McDonald said many people in the county are following the recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to help contain the spread of the virus, but many others are not, and the cases arising in the county “are a result of that.”

McDonald asked residents to follow the orders of Gov. Greg Abbott, including orders to distance at least 6 feet away from others and stop all gatherings of 10 people or more. He said he has asked the sheriff to “double down” on enforcing these orders by issuing citations.

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Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, mtheophil@vicad.com or on Twitter.

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Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, mtheophil@vicad.com or on Twitter.

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