RCOEM: Second death reported in Rockwall County, 91 total confirmed cases

UPDATE (5/1/2020, 10AM) from RCOEM regarding Broadmoor Medical Lodge:

All testing of residents and staff is complete. However, they are still receiving a few test results. To date, there are a total of 34 COVID-19 cases, 20 residents, and 14 staff. Of these 34 cases, 19 were asymptomatic and showed no signs of having COVID-19. We also regretfully inform you that two additional residents of the Broadmoor Medical Lodge who tested positive for the virus have passed away. The deceased were in their late 80’s and 90’s, and COVID-19 was a contributing factor in their passing. The family and friends are in the thoughts and prayers of Judge Sweet, Office of Emergency Management, and all of us at Rockwall County.

Broadmoor continues to work closely with the local health authority, the County Judge, and the Office of Emergency Management.

The total number of positive cases in this update does not match the graphic update on Facebook or the County website (or in our story from yesterday). This is because Broadmoor has shared real-time information with us, and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) data lags a bit behind. Also, all positive staff members do not reside in Rockwall County. DSHS will not include those in Rockwall County’s aggregate number. Prayers for all.

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 30, 2020 The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management reports there are two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rockwall County, for a total of 91; one is in Rockwall and one is in Royse City, both in their thirties.

Of the 91 total cases, there are 52 confirmed cases in Rockwall, 13 in Fate, 11 in Royse City, 3 in Heath, 1 in Rowlett, and 11 at Broadmoor Medical Lodge.

There are 6 persons reported to Rockwall County hospitals suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management has received a new report from DSHS that includes 36 cases recovered.

There are two COVID-19 related deaths reported in Rockwall County. (Blue Ribbon News has requested info about this second reported death and the RCOEM said we can expect more info on this tomorrow).

Information courtesy of Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management

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