The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed eight (8) new cases of COVID-19 in Laredo.
As of 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, a total of persons 385 have been tested, 206 of those tests have resulted negative, 73 have resulted positive, 106 are pending, 7 have recovered, 11 remain in the hospital, and 5 have passed. Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html to see an continuously-updated interactive graph of COVID-19 in Laredo.
In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.
The City of Laredo Health Department reminds the public that it is conducting contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you there is no need to take any action at this time. However, if someone is sick they need to stay home. In households with a positive person, there should only be one dedicated caregiver. Other family members must stay apart and practice good hygiene and social distancing. The positive person should be in a dedicated room and must wear a mask and not gather with other family members. The caregiver should also wear a mask when providing care. This is extremely important as evidence points to strong clustering among positive persons. Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Please continue to do your part in preventing the spread of all diseases. Follow the guidelines below:
· Follow the City and County order to stay at home and practice social distancing.
· Wash your hands often
· Wear a mask if possible
· Avoid touching your face
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick
· Stay home when you're sick
· Cover all coughs and sneezes
· Clean frequently-touched surfaces
Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.