Texas county warns COVID-19 positive residents must stay home or face prosecution – Chron

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Houston Methodist emergency situation department separates people by signs after they are temperature-checked at the entrance.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Houston Methodist emergency department separates individuals by signs after they are temperature-checked at the entrance.

Image: Contributed/Houston Methodist Creative Services

Image: Contributed/Houston Methodist Creative Services

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Houston Methodist emergency department separates people by signs after they are temperature-checked at the entryway.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Houston Methodist emergency department separates people by symptoms after they are temperature-checked at the entrance.

Image: Contributed/Houston Methodist Creative Services

Texas county cautions COVID-19 positive residents should remain home or face prosecution

The COVID-19 surge in rural Texas has escalated into a deepening public health crisis for Hidalgo County, where authorities provided an order Sunday needing those who evaluate favorable for the infection to not leave house for 14 days under danger of prosecution.

On Sunday evening, Hidalgo County authorities attended to the public in a Facebook Live occasion, asking the public to please heed the caution. Hidalgo County reported 1,320 new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths on Sunday.

HEALTH AUTHORITY ORDER: If you or somebody in your house have checked positive for COVID-19, you are thus purchased to abide by the list below requirements. Failure to comply might result in criminal prosecution. pic.twitter.com/p44Fjtjr9q— Hidalgo County (@HidalgoCounty) July 19, 2020

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According to health authorities, the scenario has ended up being dire in the Rio Grande Valley, and steps should be taken. Some patients needed to await up to 10 hours for ambulances to deliver them to emergency situation rooms in Hidalgo County, according to The Texas Tribune. The order is not only for locals who test favorable, however also for any of those who live with someone who test positive.

” Who would ever think back in March 21 when we had the very first event of someone testing positive, that Hidalgo County would be caught in this pandemic with such terrible numbers,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez stated.

” This needs to be a full-blown effort due to the fact that we have a tough war ahead of us, however if we come together, we can definitely resolve this problem,” Dr. Victor Gonzalez stated. “If you presume that youve been contaminated, and if youve been lucky enough to go one of those centers to get the test and are positive, then you need to separate yourself.”

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Hidalgo County Health Authoritys Dr. Ivan Melendez included that the Rio Grande Valley had become a COVID-19 hotspot.

When Hidalgo County authorities issued the caution, citizens weighed in with issues.

Melendez stated. The numbers speak for itself … Not just is Texas a hot point, however the Rio Grande Valley is a hot point.”

115 deaths reported in Hidalgo county over 4 days last week. Consisting of 7 people in their 20s and 30s. A COVID client was taken by plane from Nueces county to Amarillo for an ICU bed. Its actually rather bad in south Texas right now.– Matthew Malphurs (@MatthewMalphurs) July 19, 2020

FOWARD THIS TO YOUR EMPLOYERS Since you know … they undoubtedly dont know what a COMMUNICABLE disease is and they think NO ONE IS IN DANGER after somebody in your household tests POSITIVE.– She (@SheSaid_SheSaid) July 19, 2020

According to Governor Greg Abbotts office, 5 U.S. Navy teams were released to four different places in South and Southwest Texas, consisting of Harlingen, Del Rio Eagle Pass and Rio Grande City.

Some patients had to wait for up to 10 hours for ambulances to deliver them to emergency situation rooms in Hidalgo County, according to The Texas Tribune. The order is not only for locals who evaluate favorable, but also for any of those who live with someone who check favorable.

Im with you right up to the point where you require that individuals offer you with their blood … A quarantine?– Brian Lilley (@Steadfast20) July 19, 2020

“The support from our federal partners is essential in our work to alleviate the spread of COVID-19 in our neighborhoods throughout Texas,” Abbott said.

115 deaths reported in Hidalgo county over 4 days last week. A COVID patient was taken by plane from Nueces county to Amarillo for an ICU bed. Im with you right up to the point where you demand that individuals offer you with their blood … A quarantine?