After almost 25 days of no new cases in Erath County, a 14th positive case of the coronavirus was confirmed on Monday.
The patient resides in rural Erath County and has not been hospitalized but has been in isolation at home since the onset of symptoms. Whether the case is travel-related or community spread is under investigation at this time.
COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING CONTINUES
A second round of free COVID-19 testing will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church located at 950 Glen Rose Highway.
Erath County's mobile testing is a collaborative initiative between the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Military Department, the Regional Advisory Councils (HPP Providers) and the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force.
The first round of mobile testing for the coronavirus took place on Monday, April 27 and Erath County Emergency Management Coordinator Susan Driskill said 17 people were tested during that time.
As of Saturday, May 2, 310 individuals were tested for COVID-19 in Erath County. Driskill confirmed on Tuesday morning that the only active case of COVID-19 in Erath County is case number 14.
To be eligible for testing, individuals must have one or more symptoms of COVID-19, which includes: fever, fatigue, dry cough, loss of appetite, body aches, shortness of breath and mucus or phlegm.
Other symptoms can include sore throat, headache, chills – sometimes with shaking, loss of smell or taste, stuffy nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
Symptoms usually begin 2-14 days after you come into contact with the virus.
All tests will be scheduled in advance and patients will be given appointments for their test.
To be eligible for testing, individuals must have one or more symptoms of COVID-19.
The call center will not be able to take reservations more than 48 hours in advance.
To schedule a test, call 512-883-2400 or visit txcovidtest.org.