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Covid cases increase by 49% from one week to the next

The number of positive COVID-19 Virus cases in Maverick County increased by 49 % from one week to the next.

On Friday, July 10th local officials announced that the total number of positive cases was at 820.

Back on July 3, Emergency Operation Center officials reported that the number of positive cases in Maverick County was at 550.

That means that in a week’s time our positive COVID-19 cases increased by 270.

The number of positive cases continues to grow locally, and across the region.

Val Verde county reported a 130 % increase in the same time.

Back on July 3rd they had 271 positive COVID-19 cases. As of July 10th they hit 622 cases. They also reported three deaths in one day.

Officials throughout the region are working along with the State and health care professionals to try to get a grasp of the inevitable, continued increases that will put a strain on all involved.

Cuatro más serán arrestaron por violar restricciones de aislamiento de COVID

Los funcionarios del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia de Respuesta de COVID-19 han señalado a otras 4 personas que han incumplido sus órdenes de cuarentena después de dar positivo.

Se suponía que esos individuos se aislarían a sí mismos y quedarían en cuarentena.

Las autoridades han declarado que ahora están preparando la documentación necesaria, incluso las órdenes de arresto para esas personas.

Justo esta semana arrestaron a otras dos personas que no habían seguido las estrictas pautas de auto cuarentena después de un diagnóstico positivo.

Otra persona fue arrestada en el mes de junio después de violar su orden de cuarentena en múltiples ocasiones.

Los funcionarios de EOC le preguntan al público si conoce a alguien que se supone que está en cuarentena y no está siguiendo las reglas de aislamiento debe llamar a la línea directa de EOC al (830) 421-5122.

4 more to be arrested for violating Covid 19 quarantine Orders

COVID-19 Response Emergency Operation Center officials have signaled out another 4 Individuals who have broken their quarantine orders after testing positive.

Those individuals were supposed to be self-isolating and were caught out in public.

Officials have stated that they are now preparing the necessary paperwork including warrants of arrest for those individuals.

Just this week they arrested two others who had not followed, strict guidelines to self-quarantine after a positive diagnosis.

Another person was arrested in the month of June after violating his quarantine order on multiple occasions.

EOC officials do ask the public if you know of anyone who is supposed to be quarantined and are not to please call the EOC hotline at (830)421-5122.

Restricciones de COVID serán fuertemente enforsadas

Tolerancia cero para personas reunidas en grupos de 10 o más

Funcionarios del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia para la Respuesta a COVID-19 en el Condado de Maverick informaron a la comunidad el jueves 9 de julio que no habría tolerancia en las órdenes de restricción y cuarentena de COVID-19.

El director de EOC, Rodolfo Cardona, y el coordinador de emergencias del condado de Maverick, Polo Vielma, realizaron una sesión informativa en la que declararon que el grupo de trabajo de EOC junto con otras agencias de aplicación de la ley estarían atentos a cualquier reunión de diez personas o más y emitirían multas.

Estas multa serán de aproximadamente $ 1,000.

“A partir de hoy habrá cero tolerancia para reuniones al aire libre de 10 personas o más”, anunció Cardona.

Los organismos encargados de hacer cumplir la ley patrullarán y también estarán atentos a reuniones sociales y violaciones.

Los propietarios serán multados.

“También le pedimos a la comunidad que informe sobre tales reuniones”, declaró la directora de EOC Cardona. “Puede llamar al Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Maverick al (830) 773-2321 o al Departamento de Policía de Eagle Pass al (830) 773-9044.

“Todos debemos hacer nuestra parte para detener la propagación de COVID-19”, agregó Cardona.

También se recuerda a la comunidad que usar un cubrebocas en público es obligatorio. Si no lo hace, será citado y la multa será de $ 250.

Para aquellas personas que han resultado positivas y en cuarentena, usted está bajo estrictas órdenes de aislamiento. Si no lo hace, será arrestado por violar la ley.

Strict enforcement of gatherings of ten or more will be in effect

Zero Tolerance for people gathering in groups of 10 or more

Officials from the Emergency Operation Center for COVID-19 Response in Maverick County informed the community on Thursday, July 9th that there would be zero tolerance on COVID-19 Restriction and Quarantine Orders.

EOC Director Rodolfo Cardona and Maverick County Emergency Coordinator Polo Vielma held a briefing in which they declared that the EOC Task force along with other law enforcement agencies would be on the lookout for any gatherings of ten people or more and be issuing citations.

These citations carry a fine of approximately $1,000.

“From this day forward there will be zero tolerance for outdoor gatherings of 10 people or more,” announced Cardona.

Law enforcement agencies will be patrolling and also be on the lookout for social gatherings and violations.

Homeowners will be fined.

“We also ask the community to report such gatherings,” stated EOC Director Cardona. “ You can call the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department at (830) 773-2321 or the Eagle Pass Police Department at (830)773-9044.

“We all need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19,”added Cardona.

The community is also reminded that wearing a face mask in public is mandatory. If you do not you will be cited and the fine carries a penalty of $250.

To those individuals who have tested positive and under quarantine you are under strict orders to self-isolate. If you do not you will be arrested for breaking the law.

Dos arrestados por no seguir las órdenes de cuarentena de COVID

La fuerza especial de EOC arrestó a dos personas el miércoles por violar su cuarentena COVID-19.

El juez del condado de Maverick, David Saucedo, informó que había firmado dos órdenes de arresto el martes en relación con las órdenes de cuarentena.

Ambos sujetos fueron detenidos el miércoles y ahora enfrentan cargos penales por no cumplir con las órdenes legales después de dar positivo por COVID-19.

Esos individuos tuvieron que ponerse en cuarentena por un período de hasta dos semanas, lo que no cumplieron.

En las últimas dos semanas, otro individuo fue arrestado por no seguir las órdenes de cuarentena también.

El juez del condado de Maverick, David Saucedo, exhorta a las personas en cuarentena a seguir las órdenes que se les dan.

Agrega que no dudará y emitirá órdenes de arresto a quienes no cumplan con las órdenes establecidas.

“Mi principal preocupación es mantener segura a nuestra comunidad”, afirma el juez Saucedo.

Two arrested for not following quarantine orders

The EOC Task force arrested two individuals on Wednesday for violating their COVID-19 quarantine. Maverick County Judge David Saucedo had reported that he had signed two arrest warrants on Tuesday in relation to Quarantine orders. Both subjects were detained on Wednesday and are now facing criminal charges for not adhering to legal orders after testing positive for COVID-19. Those individuals had to self-quarantine for up to two weeks which they did not abide by. In the past two weeks another Individual was arrested for not following quarantine orders as well. Maverick County Judge David Saucedo urges those individuals under quarantine to follow the orders given to them. He adds that he will not hesitate and issue out warrants of arrest to those who do not abide by the orders set. “My main concern is to keep our community safe,” states Judge Saucedo.

Minor arrested for MVA with fixed object

A 17-year old was arrested yesterday after he was caught driving in a dangerous manner and causing a motor vehicle accident with fixed objects at the Maverick County Lake on Monday.

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that the subject identified as Fernando Sanchez was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado at high rates of speed at the county lake when he lost control and hit several white guard post and a tree.

The subject then fled the scene.

Sheriff units responded to the scene and a search took place.

Sanchez was found traveling down Del Rio Blvd by the Eagle Pass Police Department, and he was arrested.

He was then transported to the Tom Bowles Detention center where he will face criminal charges for the incident.

DPS currently investigating fatal accident on 277 N

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS) is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on July 6, 2020 at approximately 9:00 pm on Highway US 277 in Kinney County. The crash occurred 20 miles south of Del Rio, TX. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Freightliner truck tractor towing a 2019 Great Dane Reefer was traveling north on US 277, and a 2017 Volkswagen Passat traveling south. The truck tractor semi-trailer started to drive on the wrong side of the road, in a no passing zone, and struck the 2017 Volkswagen Passat on the southbound lane. Due to the injuries sustained during the crash, the driver, Fernando Morales 51 YOA a resident of Del Rio, TX, died on scene. DPS Troopers are further investigating this fatal crash.

Chase in Central Eagle Pass

Police are currently involved in a chase with a subject between Del Rio Blvd and Comal St

They Advise to stay away from the area

More information as it becomes available