The number of coronavirus cases continue to rise with two more residents testing positive, and potential exposure risks at a Schertz business.
The Guadalupe County Office of Emergency Management announced the two new cases Tuesday evening in a release.
“Both patients are at home and have been self-quarantined since being tested,” the release read.
This brings the total of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Guadalupe County to 17.
Among the two new positives, officials announced that one is a resident in the Seguin city limits, making them the second city resident to test positive.
As of Tuesday evening, there are five confirmed cases in the Cibolo city limits, three in the Schertz city limits, two in the Seguin city limits, one in the New Braunfels city limits, five in the unincorporated areas of the county and one location pending.
During the Texas Department of Health’s investigation it was found that one of the people who tested positive visited a local Walmart.
“The Texas Department of State Health Services is supporting Guadalupe County in identifying any close contacts of the patient while sick, so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested if needed,” the release stated.
Officials said people may have been exposed in the Walmart at 6102 FM 3009 in Schertz between 9 a.m. and noon on March 21, March 22, March 23, March 24, March 25 and March 26.
Officials clarified that the person was not an employee of the business, but couldn’t remember the day that week they went to the store.
“The risk of contracting the virus from these exposures is low, and isolation is not required for anyone that does not have symptoms,” the release read. “If you believe you have been exposed, monitor yourself carefully for symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath for 14 days after the exposure. If you experience any of these symptoms and do not need urgent medical attention, isolate at home, and contact your healthcare provider.”