Austin County's COVID-19 case numbers hit 36

Sunday’s state-run testing site moved to Bellville Medical Center


As of Friday afternoon, Austin County Judge Tim Lapham announced the total COVID-19 case number in the county has reached 36 with 19 of those cases being declared recovered by the state. As of 3:40 p.m. Friday, the Department of State Health Services had a record of five active cases in Austin County.

Lapham also said in his Friday update that the state-run testing site set for Sunday has been moved from the Austin County Fairgrounds to Bellville Medical Center due to a scheduling conflict.

“There will be drive-thru testing this Sunday, June 14,” Lapham said in his June 12 update. “This testing will be at Bellville Medical Center from 9 (a.m. to) 5 (p.m.). You must preregister at or 512-883-2400. The hospital is not coordinating this event so they may not have much information.”

In a previous update on June 8, Lapham said this drive-thru testing opportunity is available to anyone who preregisters not only those who have received a doctor’s note to be tested. He also said test results have been taking more than a week to come back.

“Between the test and getting your results, you are told to quarantine and not be exposed to anyone,” Lapham said Friday. “The virus is continuing to spread throughout the state as expected. Each person needs to take the proper precautions to keep themselves safe. Those who are more at risk need to take greater precautions than others.”


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