A man in his 70s who recently travelled abroad has tested “presumptive positive” for the COVID-19 virus – otherwise known as the Coronavirus – Fort Bend County Health & …
A man in his 70s who recently travelled abroad has tested “presumptive positive” for the COVID-19 virus – otherwise known as the Coronavirus – Fort Bend County Health & Human Services officials announced in a March 4 press release.
“Fort bend County Health & Human Services has started an epidemiological investigation and is leading the effort to quickly [identify] close contacts with the individual,” the press release said.
Close contacts can include family members, coworkers, first responders and others who had contact with the patient, the press release said.
The patient is currently in stable condition according to the press release.
The press release said Fort Bend HHS understands the public’s concerns and reminded residents to follow some basic tips to ensure their risk of infection is reduced:
Fort Bend County Judge KP George said residents should use basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as covering coughs, washing hands frequently and staying home from work or school if they are ill.
“We are working around the clock with all local, regional and statewide health authorities to monitor the situation and update the public,” George said.
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