Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Officials announce third death from Covid-19. (The person passed away March 31.)
April 2: Laredo Times prints numbers of Covid-19 cases, including deaths, below their masthead.
April 3: The number of positive Covid-19 cases: 83. Five total deaths reported.
April 4: First death from Covid-19 occurs in Nuevo Laredo.
April 6: The number of positive Covid-19 cases: 122.
April 7: City of Laredo ordered people to wear a mask any time they were out in public, including for activities like walking or bicycling.
April 11: No live update given by city officials, only new numbers of Covid cases.
April 12: Easter. Two more deaths are reported by officials, bringing the total to 8.
April 15: 10 deaths reported, 239 positive cases of Covid-19.
[Laredo firefighter dies of gunshot wound in an apartment; CBP officer is arrested.]
April 16: Drive-thru testing begins. 11 deaths reported, 267 positive cases.
[The bodies of 4 family members are discovered in south Laredo; a 20 year-old male was arrested.]
April 18: 267 positive cases of Covid-19.
April 20: City council meets, decides to open trails and let people walk outside without a mask, unless there is someone else nearby.
Positive Covid-19 cases: 281.
April 21: 295 positive Covid cases.
April 22: 302 positive cases and 12 total deaths.
April 23: 321 positive cases.
April 24: 13th death reported, person was a nurse aide; 338 positive Covid-19 cases. Retail-to-go started, with businesses allowed to sell their products curbside: customers not allowed to go inside stores.
April 25: 14 deaths total. 340 positive cases.
April 26: 15th person died, a man in his 20s.
Monday, April 27: HEB now open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Governor Abbott will allow retailers, movie theaters, malls, restaurants, museums, libraries to open May 1st, with occupancy recommendation capped at 25 percent. Stay-at-home order will expire April 30.
April 30: 363 positive Covid-19 cases -- 16 deaths.