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NUMBER OF COVID-19 TESTS REPORTED FROM PETERSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             CONTACT: Lisa Winters

April 3, 2020                                                                           830-258-7628

 

 NUMBER OF COVID-19 TESTS REPORTED FROM PETERSON
Two Positive Cases in Kerrville or Kerr County To Date

Kerrville, TX – As of Friday, April 3rd there are two (2) positive cases of COVID-19 in Kerr or Kerr County.

In an effort to keep the community informed, Peterson Health will now offer a weekly report of the total of COVID-19 tests ordered from Peterson Regional Medical Center and Peterson Urgent Care.

As of Friday, 100 specimen have been sent out for testing.  Tests are completed at the Texas Department of State Health Services or in commercial labs.  Peterson Health’s Infection Prevention RN, Pam Burton explains, “I know the community is highly interested in the number of tests out there, but we can only provide the number of tests being read that were sent out from our Peterson Health facilities.  Our community seems surprised by the lower than expected numbers, but we remind them that there are many physician’s offices that are doing their own screenings, and sending specimen off to the state or commercial labs.  We would not have access to those numbers.”  Peterson Health will update and report numbers every Friday on their audio medical recording accessed on the website.

A reminder that Peterson Health offers a COVID-19 Call Center, which has expanded both by hours and by staff to meet the number of requests by the community.  Anyone can (830) 896-4200 between 6:00 am – Midnight, seven (7) days a week.  Our staff can also assist with questions regarding the new Peterson Health Outreach Clinic, a drive-in screening option for COVID-19.

Peterson Health continues to add current news updates, resources and community education to the website at www.petersonhealth.com, to include a daily updated one-minute medical message on the COVID-19.

For more information and updates on Peterson’s preparedness, contact any of the following personnel:  Infection Prevention – Pam Burton, R.N., (830) 258-7448; Communications – Lisa Winters, Director of Marketing and Community Relations (830)258-7628.

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