Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas announced Friday that there were currently zero COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Peterson Regional Medical Center. “I can’t even remember the last time we had no patients in PRMC receiving treatment for active COVID-19 – it’s been a long while and this is very welcome news,” Thomas said.
As of Friday, March 12, Kerr County reported 30 active novel coronavirus cases (down 21 cases from the county’s last report of 51 on Monday, March 8.) The county lists 4,135 recoveries and 83 fatalities of permanent Kerr County residents (up 1 death from last report, as notified by Texas DSHS.)
Additional free COVID-19 testing is scheduled for March 22-26 at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy. 27, in Kerrville, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Individuals may pre-register online at: https://cov19.health#patient/register/disclaimer. No actual appointments are necessary.
Anyone experiencing symptoms or thinks they may have been exposed to someone positive for the virus should self-isolate immediately and call their primary doctor. They may also call Peterson Urgent Care at (830) 258-7669 or the Peterson Health 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 receive the COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available for them locally can call PRMC Pre-Registration Call Center at (800) 208-3611 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. There is also an online registration available at: 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.