Zapata County reports 188 cases of COVID-19

Zapata County continues to see an increase in their positive cases.
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Zapata County(KGNS)
Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 12:14 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Officials in Zapata County are reporting nine new cases of the coronavirus.

As of August 13th, out of 4,234 tests, 188 have come back positive, 3,347 have come back negative and 399 are still pending.

According to Zapata County Judge Joe Rathmell, three cases are under 10 years old and two cases are teens.

The patients are currently isolated. DSHS is supporting Zapata County in identifying any close contacts of the patient so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms.

So far, only one Zapata resident has succumbed to the virus.

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