The number of people who tested positive for the coronavirus in Fayette County has risen to 156 since officials began tracking the virus back in March.
As of Friday afternoon, July 10, four people have died, and that number that has not changed in over a week; 84 people have recovered. Five patients have been lost to follow-up. That leaves 63 active cases in the County.
Listed below is a location breakdown of the cases in Fayette County:
- Pct. 1 (La Grange area) – 24 active cases, 34 recoveries, no deaths;
- Pct. 2 (Round Top/Fayetteville area) – 11 active cases, 11 recoveries and two deaths
- Pct. 3 (Flatonia area) – 13 active cases, 24 recoveries and no deaths
- Pct. 4 (Schulenburg area) – 14 active cases, 13 recoveries and two deaths
- Precinct Unknown – one active case, two recoveries.
Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau told the Record on Thursday, July 9, that he knew of no one from the County hospitalized due to COVID-19, although he said that could change as the virus appears to be rapidly spreading. Most of the latest positive cases are from younger people, Moreau said. He said younger patients are much more likely to recover at home without the need for hospitalization.
Last Friday, a statewide order from the Governor went into effect requiring all Texans to wear face coverings as a way of slowing the spread of the virus.
Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said his office has received some calls from citizens reporting others for not wearing masks.
“We do get some calls, not every day, but we do get them from a handful of people,” Noviskie said. “We respond to every call, and we go out and warn people that they need to wear a mask.”
Noviskie said some people may not realize that the governor’s order includes many exceptions, such as for people with medical conditions. He said deputies have not written any tickets to people for violating the order. He said the person must have been warned previously before deputies can write a ticket.
“This is so new,” Noviskie said. “There’s got to be some time to educate the public first.”