Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas had originally planned on releasing the county’s most recent COVID-19 case counts from the weekend before changing his mind after seeing no new cases reported.
“I wanted to get this good news out right away. Today, we have a report of ZERO new COVID-19 positive cases in our county. Yes, this is just for testing through the weekend at Peterson Regional Medical Center and a small snapshot in the overall scheme of things, but everything we’ve seen and experienced this past year, I definitely feel this is something worth noting,” Thomas said.
As of Monday, March 8, Kerr County’s current active count of COVID-19 cases stands at 51, which is 36 fewer sick people than the county’s last report on Thursday, March 4. There are 3 COVID-19 patients hospitalized at PRMC and the county’s official COVID-19 death toll stands at 82.
Another free COVID-19 testing clinic is scheduled for March 22-26 at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy. 27, in Kerrville, from the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and no appointments are necessary.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of the virus or thinks they have been exposed to someone positive for the virus should self-isolate immediately and call their primary doctor. Peterson Health also offers a COVID-19 hotline at (830) 896-4200, Option 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Citizens who would like to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available for them locally are invited to call the Peterson Regional Medical Center Pre-Registration Call Center at 1-800-208-3611 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. People can also complete the registration process online by visiting: https://www.research.net/r/PetersonHealth.
Peterson Health is currently prioritizing the distribution of vaccines by State of Texas mandate, including: health care workers; residents of long-term facilities; people 65 years of age or older; people between 18 and 64 years of age who have a health condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
Thomas added, “As the governor’s order goes into effect Wednesday, reopening businesses to 100% capacity and lifting the statewide, mandatory mask mandate, I want to remind everyone that the governor, local officials and myself are still encouraging citizens to continue practicing safety precautions. We’re making great ground against this virus and it’s showing in our numbers.”
“Let’s continue to be vigilant, so we can win the war against this virus,” Thomas concluded.