A third positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in Bell County.
The patient is a 70 to 80-year-old Temple man with a recent travel history to South Africa.
Bell County Public Health has initiated self-isolation protocol and contact-tracing for the case.
Bell County remains in Stage 2 of the Bell County COVID-19 Action Plan, as this case is travel-related and not a result of community spread.
County officials have announced a third case of COVID-19 in Bell County. It's travel related. We remain in Stage 2 of Bell County COVID-19 Action Plan. pic.twitter.com/DJfTS0ZGIm
— Belton Texas (@beltontexasgov) March 18, 2020