Wharton County’s COVID-19 infection count remained at 41 Friday with yet another free testing site announced.

The Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N. Fulton in Wharton, will  host state officials from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Saturday, May 9. To be tested, people must register in advance. Either call 512-883-2400 or visit

So far about 440 people have been tested, according to data provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The county’s infection rate has held steady at 41 since Monday. During the same time frame, one more recovery has been reported bringing that tally to 26.

No one from Wharton County has died as a result of COVID-19.

Officials urge the public to continue safety protocols, including the wearing of masks in public. This is especially important as business traffic rises.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.