COVID-19 reporting includes ‘probable cases’
Fayette County, in cooperation with the state of Texas and the Army and Air Force National Guard, conducted another round of free COVID-19 testing Sunday, July 19 in Flatonia.
Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau reported that the turnout was outstanding, with 307 individuals tested. “This, by far, surpasses our previous daily record of 206 tests,” Moreau said. “We would like to thank the City of Flatonia and the Flatonia American Legion Hall for hosting the event, and all of the businesses and community partners for advertising the event. I will publish the results of the testing as soon as the data is available.”
Starting Monday afternoon, July 20, Fayette County’s coronavirus tracker on the main website page will display another data information point – “probable cases.”
“Probable cases have been resulting in a significant amount of our cases lately and some may find it valuable to see these cases separated from the lab confirmed cases,” Moreau said. “A probable case is someone who did not receive a lab-confirmed result but had significant contact with an infected individual and is experiencing similar or identical signs and symptoms. This is most commonly found in household contacts. Please continue to be safe, and protect yourselves and our medically vulnerable populations.”