The Bastrop County Health Authority received information over the weekend of a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, which marks the first for Bastrop County. The man is a 37 year-old county resident.
Local Officials are working to identify and notify any contacts the man may have had recently.
“We fully expected to see cases in our County and have been diligently preparing for this situation,” said Christine Files, Bastrop County Emergency Management Coordinator. “We have been in regular communication with local and state health authorities and with our local community partners to ensure that CDC protocols are established and followed.”
“Older citizens in our community and those with underlying health conditions or a compromised immune system tend to be more susceptible to COVID-19,” said Bastrop County Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes. “These residents should be in immediate contact with their health care provider should they develop a fever, cough or experience shortness of breath.”
Bastrop County has two hotlines available for COVID-19 questions. For general questions, residents should call the Bastrop County COVID-19 Hotline at 512-303-4300. For specific medical questions or questions about coronavirus symptoms, residents should call the Ascension COVID-19 Medical Hotline at 833-978-0649.