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COVID19 Update April 17,2020 our 2nd COVID19 Related Death

Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual. Our 2nd COVID-19 related death in Bastrop County.
 

JOINT STATEMENT FROM BASTROP COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (Includes Bastrop County, City of Bastrop, City of Elgin, City of Smithville)
April 17, 2020 - BASTROP COUNTY CONFIRMS SECOND LOCAL DEATH FROM COVID-19
The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management and the Local Heath Officer have confirmed the second local death from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was a 56-year-old male from an unincorporated area of Bastrop County.
“Our hearts are heavy to announce the passing of a second citizen to the COVID-19 virus. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones,” said County Judge Paul Pape. “This untimely death is more evidence of the severity of this outbreak and the need for everyone to take all precautions to avoid the spread of this deadly virus.”
Since the first fatality of the COVID-19 outbreak on April 6, Bastrop County has confirmed 32 additional cases. We now have a total of 44 confirmed positive illnesses, including the two deaths. The pandemic continues to spread throughout Central Texas with record numbers of cases being reported in Austin and surrounding counties.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County Health Authority. “We remain committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19.”
The best way to protect yourself and your family is to take the following preventive actions to avoid exposure:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people.
• Stay home when you are sick and call your doctor.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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DECLARACIÓN CONJUNTA DE LOS GOBIERNOS LOCALES DEL CONDADO DE BASTROP TOCANTE AL VIRUS CORONA

(Se incluyen el condado de Bastrop; las ciudades de Bastrop, Elgin, y Smithville; los distritos escolares del condado de Bastrop; y las cámaras de comercio locales)

17 de abril de 2020

El condado de Bastrop ha confirmado la segunda muerte local por el COVID-19. La oficina de Manejo de Emergencias del condado de Bastrop y el oficial de salud local han confirmado la segunda muerte local por el virus corona (COVID-19). El individuo era un hombre de 56 años de edad de una área del condado no incorporada.

“Nos da mucha pena de anunciar el fallecimiento segundo de un ciudadano por el virus COVID-19. Extendemos nuestras más profundas condolencias a su familia y sus queridos,” dijo el juez del condado, Paul Pape. “Esta muerta prematura es más evidencia de la gravidad de este brote y de la necesidad de que todos tomen todas las precauciones para evitar la propagación de este virus mortal.”

Desde la primera muerte por este brote del COVID-19 el 6 de abril, el condado de Bastrop ha confirmado 32 casos adicionales. Ahora tenemos el total de 44 enfermedades positivas confirmadas, incluyendo las dos muertes.

La pandemia continúa extendiéndose por todo el Centro de Texas con un número récord de casos reportados en Austin y en los condados circundantes.

“Extendemos nuestras más profundas condolencias a la familia del difunto,” dijo la Dra Desmar Walkes de la Autoridad de Salud del condado de Bastrop. “Seguimos comprometidos a reducir la propagación del COVID-19.”

La major manera de protegerse y proteger a su familia es por adherir a las siguientes acciones preventivas para evitar exposición al virus:

· Lavar la manos seguido con jabón y agua por lo menos 20 segundos. Si no hay jabón y agua, utilice un gel antibacterial de alcohol.

· Tratar de no tocar los ojos, la nariz, y la boca con manos no lavadas.

· Evitar contacto cercano con personas.

· Quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo/a.

· Cubrir la tos o el estornudo con un panñuelo de papel y después echarlo en la basura.

· Limpiar y desinfectar objetos y superficies tocadas con frecuencia.

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