First Texas COVID-19 Case, Travel Related

First Texas COVID-19 Case, Travel Related

Texas DSHS confirms a presumptive positive case in a person infected with COVID-19 when traveling abroad. This does not mean there is community spread of COVID-19 in Texas.

DSHS News Release for full information:

“Having a COVID-19 case in Texas is a significant development in this outbreak, but it doesn’t change the fact that the immediate risk to most Texans is low,” said Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS commissioner.

“Over the past month, the state of Texas has been preparing for this moment, and we are confident in the steps we have taken to safeguard our communities against the coronavirus,” said Governor Greg Abbott. Office of the Governor Greg Abbott

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🤧Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

🧼Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

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