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Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reports 3 additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 11:49:00-04

FORT BEND, TX — Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is reporting an additional 3 travel-related cases of the coronavirus.

"We are reporting 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," said Fort Bend County Health & Human Services.

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.

The three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 brings the overall total in Fort Bend County to 6, according to Fort Bend County Health & Human Services.

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services says "The epidemiological investigation continues to expand and the health department is working to quickly identify close contacts with these individuals. Close contacts may include family members, co-workers, emergency responders, and other contacts."

People who recently returned to the United States from a COVID-19 outbreak area need to monitor fever, cough, and difficulty breathing for at least 14 days after return.