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Coryell County urge residents to avoid Bell and McLennan

Coryell County Courthouse
Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 18:10:23-04

GATESVILLE, TX — Coryell County Judge Roger Miller has advised the county’s residents to avoid Bell and McLennan county as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

While Coryell County remains at one confirmed case, Bell County is currently at 25 cases and McLennan County is reported to have 34 cases.

The press release says there appears to be a growing trend in the number of cases along the I-35 corridor.

"Residents of Coryell County are strongly urged to cease all travel to and through Bell and McLennan Counties, as well as any county along the I-35 corridor, and the major population centers of DFW, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston," the statement said

"Travel to any of these areas will increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19."

When asked how long this health crisis may last, Coryell County Judge Roger Miller stated, “this is a marathon, not a sprint. I’m extremely pleased with our citizens and their compliance to our Disaster Declaration. But we’ve all got to remain steadfast in our good hygiene practices and social distancing. And above all, be responsible for monitoring your current health and stay at home if you aren’t feeling well. We’re going to get through this, and we’ll be a better County in the end.”

To date, Coryell Healthcare Systems (CHS) Hospital has tested 74 individuals with 65 negative results and nine tests pending.