Pearland TX

Brazoria County reports first two cases of ‘Presumptive Positive’ cases of COVID-19

 Brazoria County Health Department is reporting its first two “presumptive positive” cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazoria County.

The two individuals reside in a single household in the Alvin area. The individuals self-reported and were tested at a  Harris County health facility. The results came back for both as presumptive positive cases. These two individuals have not reported travel outside of the Houston area but did attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cook-Off and Events. The Brazoria County Health Department is conducting an epidemiological investigation and is working to identify any contacts they may have had.

According to the Center for Disease Control, a presumptive positive result is when a patient has tested positive by a local public health laboratory, but when those results are still pending confirmation at a CDC lab.

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to take preventive actions to avoid exposure to this virus.

Preventive actions include:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, with EPA approved disinfectants.

For residents who may have a question concerning COVID-19 can now call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

 

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