COVID UPDATE: Only two new cases confirmed
There were only two new cases of COVID confirmed in Milam County on Thursday, a child has also come down with COVID-19 related Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome.
Milam County Judge Steve Young reported on Thursday night that the adolescent came down with the virus-related syndrome. It is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19 and can cause different body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired.
Total cases in Milam County sit at 447. The active case count went down to 23. There are seven people in the hospital, including three of those in critical condition.
The Milam County Health Department is monitoring 52 people that had close contact with a person that tested positive for the virus.
There are 27 cases considered probable, but are not counted in the numbers. The death toll remains at five.
There were 24 people tested at a rapid test site in Cameron yesterday and one of those was returned positive.