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Over 20 Willacy inmates test positive for COVID-19

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Raymondville, Texas (KVEO)—Officials announced Friday that 23 inmates at the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19.

County officials received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) of 39 additional confirmed cases throughout the county.

“Our officials and staff continue to work very closely with our neighboring counties and state health services department.” said the county in a press release.

Officials say DSHS will conduct case investigations and they will ensure that proper isolation and 14 day quarantine is applied.

“This is just another reminder that this virus is in our neighborhood and with more testing being done, the more likely it will be to get another positive case.” said the release. “With this knowledge, citizens are urged to continue to stay at home, social distance and routinely wash hands and wear face covering, cover/block you sneeze and coughs.”

KVEO reached out to the Willacy County Regional Detention Center for comment, they have yet to respond.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 and are looking for information on how to get tested, call (956) 421-5505

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