Uvalde Memorial Hospital has announced its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19, the coronavirus. The patient was seen in the hospital’s emergency room on Wednesday, March 25, and transported by ground to a San Antonio hospital. A press release from UMH says the emergency room team and the medical transport team took all necessary precautions and were fully protected by personal protective equipment.
Representatives from Uvalde Memorial Hospital, City of Uvalde, and Uvalde County will host a press conference at 11:30 a.m. today, Thursday, March 26, on the east side of the Uvalde County Courthouse.
“We understand that community members are concerned about the spread of COVID-19. The hospital, the City of Uvalde, and Uvalde County will all continue to work diligently to take precautions and mitigate any spread of this virus. Keeping our community safe and healthy is our top priority,” said Tom Nordwick, hospital CEO.
“It is important to note that the hospital and transport team had both proactively implemented precautionary measures for COVID-19. All healthcare contact and exposure were minimized in this incident,” Nordwick added.
Local and state health teams are already working quickly on contact tracing to reduce risk of further infection within our area.
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