Second resident tests positive for COVID-19 in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, Texas- Jackson County and Jackson County Hospital District are reporting a second resident of Jackson County has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
“The female is between the ages of 40-45 and tested positive for COVID-19 at a facility outside of Jackson County. The investigation as to the probable origin of exposure is currently ongoing. The patient is currently experiencing no symptoms and is isolating at home,” says Jackson County Hospital CEO, Bill Jones.
Epidemiology investigators and public health staff will perform investigations, surveillance, and interviews with this patient. They will identify individuals who potentially are associated with this case and those that are at possible risk of contact, exposure, or infection will be contacted for further case investigation.
“I pray for a healthy recovery of this individual. Additionally, I want the residents to know that Jackson County will most likely see more cases, but we will get through this together. It is imperative that everyone practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of ten or more. The protective measures that our state, county, and cities have implemented are to protect our community from this virus and they must be followed,” says Judge Sklar.
Jackson County Hospital District, the County, and DSHS will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the county to prepare for the possibility of more cases. All residents are urged to follow all published guidance by the CDC. This includes avoiding contact with one another.
If you are over 60 or have an underlying health issue, this is crucial. If anyone is experiencing flu like systems or running a temperature above 100.3, that person should stay home and call their healthcare provider.