BURNET COUNTY, Texas — Editor's note: This story is no longer updating. For the latest numbers, see our county list.
On Saturday, April 11, the Department of State Health Services' (DSHS) COVID-19 dashboard showed that Burnet County had six positive cases. KVUE confirmed that number with Burnet County Judge James Oakley Saturday morning. Oakley said that the DSHS dashboard is the best source of information for Burnet County cases.
On Tuesday, April 7, Oakley said that the county's fourth case was reported on Sunday, April 5 and the fifth case on April 7. Oakley also said that, prior to the weekend, the State had mistakenly reported that Burnet County had four confirmed cases at the time when it actually had three.
Oakley said there was an error where the state reported the case of an out-of-state traveler who was tested in Burnet County. The protocol, according to Oakley, is that any cases should be reported to the county of residency.
Oakley confirmed the county's third case in a Facebook post on Sunday, March 29. He said the case did not come as a surprise.
On March 28, Oakley had confirmed the county's second case in a Facebook post.
"We all need to understand that there are several more 'presumed positive' cases in our area that can't officially be quantified," Oakley said. "Testing kits have been limited. We have recently secured delivery of more kits that will surely result in more confirmed cases."
Oakley confirmed the first case in a Facebook post on Sunday, March 22. He said the confirmation was communicated to him at 10 a.m. on Sunday by Madrigal.
Oakley said the case was confirmed as a result of a drive-thru test at the Baylor Scott & White hospital in Marble Falls.
"This news is not a surprise, just as subsequent confirmations will not be," Oakley wrote.
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