Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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If you think you have the Coronavirus, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 361.580.5796 and a representative will give you instructions.

Hotline Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 12 pm | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The coronavirus outbreak began in December 2019, in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of coronavirus infections in China, including many that resulted in death.

Other countries have now identified coronavirus cases appearing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed cases appearing within the Unites States. The CDCTexas HHS, and the County’s Health Department are all working to help educate the public on the virus and how to avoid catching and spreading the disease. The CDC suggests that the best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu.


COVID-19 Wednesday, April 1 Press Briefing Recap: 

As of today, 4.1.2020 5:45 p.m., there are five additional COVID-19 confirmed cases in Victoria County, resulting in 20 total confirmations in Victoria County.

Judge Ben Zeller and Mayor Rawley McCoy signed a “Stay Home – Stay Safe Order” for Victoria County and the City of Victoria, effective tonight at 12:01 a.m. The purpose of these orders is to provide the greatest degree of protection available to the citizens of Victoria, along with clarification while remaining consistent with the limitations imposed yesterday by Governor Abbott’s executive order. Mayor McCoy reiterated the importance of maintaining social/physical distancing and proper hygiene.

David Gonzales, Victoria County Public Health Department director, provided test numbers: 439 tests completed, 76 pending tests and 20 positive test results. The Golden Crescent Region (Lavaca, DeWitt, Jackson, Victoria, Goliad and Calhoun) has 34 positive cases. There have been no issues with self-isolation compliance from the current COVID-19 positive cases. Moving forward, the release of any new confirmed COVID-19 cases and exposure locations will be updated daily at 5 p.m. and posted to, and the City of Victoria and Victoria County Public Health Department Facebook pages soon after.

Dr. John McNeill, Public Health Authority, stated that of the 20 COVID-19 cases, six are hospitalized with one in serious/critical condition and two being discharged today. Those who have orders to have specimen collected for testing or have tested positive are ordered to isolate at home. If those orders are broken, they are punishable by up to $1,000 fine, 180 days in jail or both.


COVID-19 Miércoles, 1 de abril de 2020 Resumen diario

A partir de hoy, 4.1.2020 5:45 p.m., hay cinco casos confirmados por COVID-19 adicionales en el Condado de Victoria, lo que resulta en 20 confirmaciones totales en el Condado de Victoria.

El juez Ben Zeller y el alcalde Rawley McCoy firmaron una "Orden de quedarse en casa - Mantenerse a salvo" para el Condado de Victoria y la Ciudad de Victoria, en vigencia esta noche a las 12:01 am El propósito de estas órdenes es proporcionar el mayor grado de protección disponible para los ciudadanos de Victoria, junto con una aclaración mientras se mantiene consistente con las limitaciones impuestas ayer por la orden ejecutiva del gobernador Abbott. El alcalde McCoy reiteró la importancia de mantener el distanciamiento social / físico y la higiene adecuada.

David Gonzales, director del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Victoria, proporcionó los números de las pruebas: 439 pruebas completadas, 76 pruebas pendientes y 20 resultados positivos. La región de la Media Luna Dorada (Lavaca, DeWitt, Jackson, Victoria, Goliad y Calhoun) tiene 34 casos positivos. No ha habido problemas con el cumplimiento de autoaislamiento de los casos positivos actuales de COVID-19. En el futuro, la publicación de los nuevos casos confirmados de COVID-19 y los lugares de exposición se actualizarán diariamente a las 5 p.m. y publicado en, y en las páginas de Facebook del Departamento de Salud Pública de la Ciudad de Victoria y del Condado de Victoria poco después.

El Dr. John McNeill, Autoridad de Salud Pública, declaró que de los 20 casos de COVID-19, seis están hospitalizados, uno en estado grave / crítico y dos dados de alta hoy. Aquellos que tienen órdenes de que se recojan muestras para analizar o que hayan dado positivo, se les ordena aislar en casa. Si esas órdenes se rompen, se castigan con una multa de hasta $ 1,000, 180 días en la cárcel o ambas.


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Coronavirus Statistics, as of Wednesday, April 1,2020:

Worldwide confirmed cases: 823,626 | Worldwide deaths: 40,598

United States confirmed cases:  186,101 | United States deaths: 3,603

Texas confirmed cases: 3,997 Texas deaths: 58

Victoria County confirmed cases: 20 | Victoria County deaths: 0

Statistics provided by the CDC and WHO, which are updated regularly at noon Monday through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4pm the day before reporting. 


Governor Greg Abbott March 31, 2020 Executive Orders

CISA Guidance on Essential Services

Victoria County Stay at Home Orders 

City of Victoria Stay at Home Orders

City of Victoria Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency

Victoria County Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency 

COVID-19 Strategic Response Guide

COVID-19 (Updated) Strategic Response Guide

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Guidance on Child Care Facilities and Schools

City of Victoria Order To Control Social Gatherings Due To A Public Health Emergency

Victoria County Order To Control Social Gatherings Due To A Public Health Emergency

Disaster Loan Application Portal (DLAP)


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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 

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