The patients have been linked to a mix of both international travel and community spread.
The mandatory shelter in place will take effect on April 2 at 2:15 p.m. and will extend until further notice in Matagorda County.
According to the Matagorda County Health Department, the man in his 70s passed away at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Many events are canceled, and clinics and schools are closing. You can find the full list here.
Before his death, a coronavirus test was administered, and on Monday—a day after his death—it came back positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the Matagorda County Hospital District.
Eddie Roberts, 97, of Bay City was a World War Two veteran of the US Army when he died Sunday.
Matagorda County has confirmed the first COVID-19 case in the Houston Metro area. Officials say the patient who passed away was a man in his 90s.
Matagorda County's first COVID-19 presumptive positive patient is a woman in her 60s who was hospitalized due to complications caused by pneumonia. The woman's test has been sent to the CDC for verification.
Lauren Kay Dean was arrested after her bed-ridden child was found dead on Jan. 31 in Bay City.
A Freeze Warning goes into effect Tuesday night into Wednesday morning for several counties.
Parts of Matagorda County are bracing for potentially more rainfall after they were one of the worst areas hit by Tropical Storm Imelda.
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