Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reports 2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County residents. The two cases are:
A woman in her 70s, with a history of international travel. She is experiencing mild symptoms and is in isolation at home.
A man in his 60s, the investigation is ongoing. He is hospitalized and in stable condition.
On Tuesday, March 17, Fort Bend County announced another its 10th COVID-19 case. The patient is a woman in her 20s with history of international travel. She experienced mild symptoms which have resolved. She is in isolation at home.
CDC is no longer doing confirmatory testing. A positive result from a local public health or state lab can be considered as confirmed cases. An epidemiological investigation has been started to quickly identify close contacts with the individuals.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reports 3 additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County residents. The specimens were tested at the City of Houston Laboratory and will be sent to the CDC laboratory for further confirmation.
CDC has confirmed 2 of the previous cases reported last week. The presumptive cases that are now confirmed by the CDC are a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services announced 3 additional travel-related cases of COVID-19. One traveler was not part of the group involved in the other Houston-area cases but was on the same cruise in Egypt at a later date.
The cases are as follows:
A man in his 70s who was symptomatic, hospitalized and discharged in good condition to isolation at home.
A man in his 70s who had one day of fever which resolved. He is in isolation at home.
A woman in her 60s who had mild symptoms which have resolved. She is in isolation at home.
This makes total presumptive cases in Fort Bend 6 as of Sunday, March 8.
Additional COVID-19 test results have come back identifying 2 additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County residents. The specimens were tested at the City of Houston Laboratory and will be sent to the CDC laboratory for further confirmation.
The two cases are:
A woman in her 60s, with a history of international travel. Her symptoms have resolved and in mandatory quarantine at home.
A woman in her 60s, with a history of international travel. She is experiencing mild symptoms and in mandatory at home.
These individuals are part of the same group of travelers to Egypt associated with the recent cases in Harris County and City of Houston.
City of Stafford announced today that the Stafford Fire Department and Fort Bend County EMS personnel transported the patient identified as presumptive positive in Fort Bend County to the local hospital prior to receiving the results from the Houston lab. This result was then sent to CDC for further testing, to either confirm a positive case of COVID-19 or to disqualify.
Fort Bend Health & Human Services have established a phone bank that citizens, physicians and community partners may call with inquiries regarding COVID-19. As of now, the hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- General Public Line: 281.633.7795
- Physician and Community Partner Line: 281.344.6118
COVID-19 test results have come back identifying a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in a Fort Bend County Resident.
The individual, a man in his 70s, recently travelled abroad. He is currently hospitalized and in stable condition.
This presumptive case is actionable and we are treating it as a positive. Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has started an epidemiological investigation and is leading the effort to quickly identify close contacts with the individual. Close contacts may include family members, co-workers, emergency responders, and other contacts.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and we know it is concerning and unsettling for our residents. We want you to remember there are things you can do to protect yourselves and your families. Remaining calm is of utmost importance.
The public can help:
- Do not go to the emergency room unless essential.Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
- Practice healthy hygiene habits every day to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, such as:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- 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 coughs and sneezes. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
For more information, visit www.fbchealth.org/ncov/.
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