03/27/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By Juan Garcia
News Director

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Several programs at Texas State donated their personal protective equipment (PPE) to local medical facilities in an effort to meet the demand brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The department of physical therapy at the Round Rock campus donated 150 surgical masks to Austin State Hospital, 150 masks to St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, and four boxes of exam gloves to Dell Seton Medical Center and Hope Family Thrift Store. 

The clinical laboratory science program (CLS) donated face shields, three cases of gloves and three cases of disposable lab coats to austin-based Clinical Pathology Laboratories. 

Clinical Pathology Laboratories is a long-time partner of CLS and has been testing for COVID-19 since March 10. The department of physics also contributed 5600 nitrile gloves, 100 lab coats, 3000 face masks and 500 N95 masks. 

The Hays County Local Health Department announced the counties 12th and 13th confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus yesterday in residents of Dripping Springs and Kyle. 

Kyle now has four confirmed cases, but their first case has since recovered and is out of quarantine. Dripping Springs now has three confirmed cases. The county still has 21 pending tests results as of 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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