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Burnet County confirms first positive coronavirus case

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Burnet County has confirmed its first positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Burnet County Judge James Oakley confirmed the case in a Facebook post Sunday morning. He said the confirmation was communicated to him at 10 a.m. Sunday by Burnet County Local Health Authority Dr. Juliette Madrigal.

Oakley said the case was confirmed as a result of a drive-through 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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Press Release ****** As we have been anticipating, Burnet County has it's first confirmed case of Covid-19. This news is not a surprise, just as subsequent confirmations will not be. This...

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