Information was provided by
Dr. Craig Whiting, Texas Department of State Health
Services Local Health Authority,
and Marsha Hardy, Emergency Management Coordinator for San Saba County
CASES: Total = 52
San Saba County = 23
City of San Saba = 29
San Saba County = 17
City of San Saba = 23
San Saba County = 6 (1 Hospitalization)
City of San Saba = 6
You can see updates during the week on our website: www.sansabanews.com or on our Facebook page.
Message from Dr. Craig Whiting:
In a region like San Saba without large, congested areas, the COVID virus spreads much as you might expect popping up around the county without an obvious pattern. We have seen cases from school age to grandparents, from one end of the county to the other. This week, we have seen a small rise in the number of cases; we have 12 active cases in the county, 13 is the most that we have seen so far in this pandemic. Again, there is not a pattern that I can discern as to age, gender, work status or identifiable contact point for the infection. While it might be expected to see a rise in cases with the start of the school year, nonetheless there does not seem to be a direct association with school for most of the new cases. The precautions that the schools have taken to protect students and staff alike seem to be working well to prevent a serious outbreak, and I offer my thanks to the hard work that the school administration and staff have put into keeping that environment safe.
As always, show your care for your fellow Texans and wear a mask when you are out in public.
Information on Testing:
Integrity Urgent Care does COVID-19 testing 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. using a Walk-in or Appointment schedule that is FREE to those who do not have health insurance. 254-577-5642 Location: 310 E. Hwy. 190 Suite 254, Copperas Cove, Texas.
Reminder from Marsha Hardy:
Simply: wash your hands, wear your mask, pay attention to your surroundings and, mostly, be kind!