Terry County confirms 2 additional cases of COVID-19, 3 total

Terry County confirms 2 additional cases of COVID-19, 3 total
Update on the COVID-19 cases on the South Plains (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The South Plains Public Health District has confirmed two (2) more cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Terry County released the following details about case #2 and case #3:

Case 2

Report Date: March 25, 2020

Age: 35

Exposure: Related to Case I

Investigation Status: Ongoing

County of Residence: Terry

Symptom onset: Evening of March 22

Case 3

Report Date: March 25, 2020

Age: 55

Exposure: 3/7/2020 Travel Out of County/positive result in household

Investigation Status: Ongoing

County of Residence: Terry

Symptom onset: Patient did not have symptoms, tested due to positive result in household

The following is a list of exposure times and locations for Terry County:

Exposure Dates:

March 21: Dollar General, Brownfield- 6:00 AM to 7:15 PM

Risk: Low

March 22: Dollar General, Brownfield- 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Risk: Low

March 22: United, Brownfield- 6:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Risk: Low

March 23: Lonestar State Bank, Brownfield- 8:10 AM to 8:15 AM

Risk: Low

March 9-13: Meadow ISD, 7:30-4:00

Risk: Low

March 13: Catholic Church Hall, Brownfield- Lunchtime

Risk: Low

March 13: Family Physicians, Brownfield,- 4:00 PM (visit unrelated to COVID-19)

Risk: Low

March 16-20: United, Brownfield- various times

Risk: Low

March 16-20: Dollar General, Brownfield- various times

Risk: Low

March 16-20: Stripes, 1402 Tahoka Rd, Brownfield- various times daily for drinks

Risk: Low

March 19: Savannah’s Mexican Restaurant, pick up order inside-afternoon

Risk: Low

March 20: Tortuga Food Truck, Brownfield- lunchtime

Risk: Low

The Health District is working to identify recent contacts of the patients. This step identifies potential exposure risks. The South Plains Public Health District and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues.

The District will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The District’s disease surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19.

The South Plains Public Health District and our health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the Brownfield area to prepare for the possibility of more local cases.

Please continue to follow proper hygiene recommendations and social distancing practices.

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