County reports third, fourth cases of COVID-19

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Posted 5/14/20

Madisonville steakhouse Texas Legends posted on Facebook Thursday that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.

 “We're currently closed while …

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County reports third, fourth cases of COVID-19

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UPDATE: Madison County officials announced their third and fourth confirmed cases of COVID-19 via a SMS message sent out to county residents Thursday evening. 

The cases involve a female between the ages of 40 and 49 as well as a male between 10 and 19.

The county has administered 124 tests as of Thursday evening with three results pending, according to Madison County Emergency Management Coordinator Shelly Butts.

"We do not necessarily receive information from all test sites, hospitals or private labs," said Butts. "Only when (Texas Department of State Health Services) notifies us of a positive case do we receive any information on the patient. The information is very limited and we release the age bracket, gender and ZIP code." 

Madisonville steakhouse Texas Legends posted on Facebook Thursday that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.

 “We're currently closed while we investigate the matter and while the employee awaits second results,” the restaurant announced in the post. “We're also disinfecting everything, and we'll keep you updated on the status of our operations.”

If confirmed, it would become the third such case in Madison County.  According to Emergency Management Coordinator Shelly Butts, the first two confirmed cases were in the Midway ZIP code.  So far, there have been 57 tests for the virus initiated in the county.

There are 42,403 reported cases of COVID-19 in Texas as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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