Moreau gives update on COVID-19 cases, testing

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Craig Moreau, chief of emergency management and homeland security for Fayette County, gave the following update on Monday, May 11:

“Fayette County continues to offer drive-through testing options in cooperation with local clinics and hospitals. Clinics and hospitals also have in-clinic testing options if medical conditions warrant immediate testing. Test supplies remain limited but available. Citizens should check with their primary healthcare provider for any questions or medical advice.

“The Texas Military Division conducted a one-day, statesponsored mass testing on May 1. Results for 68 tests were provided to county officials to disseminate to the public. We are in discussions with the Texas Military Division for another possible mass-testing day but no confirmation on the new date yet.

“Results of military testing: 67 negative tests; one positive test. Total COVID-19 tests in Fayette County as of May 9 (most recent data available): 203 (public and private lab tests combined).

“Update on recent cases: All of the most recent cases have been concentrated in Precinct 3. In addition to the cases listed, we are looking into additional cases in the area with the assistance of our local medical surveillance team and regional epidemiology teams.

“Most of the cases are closely tied to large manufacturing industries but no singular business or singular type of industry. It is also worth noting that the related industries are essential types of businesses and there is not a known correlation between recent relaxation of state orders under Phase 1.”