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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Brownwood/Brown County Health Department Update 5/4/2020

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On Monday May 4, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 13 negative test results and 2 positive test results. Of the two confirmed positive test results, one is a resident of the same nursing home as the other positive cases. The second positive case is a nursing home employee of the same facility. The employee is in quarantine, and has had little interaction in the community. No results were received over the weekend. 

A sixth nursing home resident has passed away related to COVID-19.

 There are 9 pending tests, all with private labs.

The total COVID-19 cases in Brown County is now 38 and 6 deaths.  

Current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County:
345         Tested
298         Negative
9             Pending (all private labs)
38           Positive Cases
12           Recovered
6             Deaths 

Updated 5/4/2020 at 6:00 pm
Results are updated daily at www.brownwoodtexas.gov/health 

  Brown County Health Department has set up two hotline numbers for questions about COVID-19. The numbers are 325.642.2635 or 325.430.5933. Calls are taken from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. A health department employee will answer questions and may perform a health screening over the phone. Should you need higher level of care, they will direct you. The purpose of phone screenings is to reduce the congestion in our medical facilities and allow social distancing. Please be patient if you are not directly connected, we will answer calls in the order they are received. If you are planning on going to a physician, please call before arrival.   

  The City of Brownwood, Brownwood/Brown County Health Department, Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Texas Department of State and Health Services, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are closely working together to provide the community with the best health practices.    

  The City of Brownwood has set up www.brownwoodtexas.gov/health as an online portal with up to date information regarding the confirmed COVID-19 cases, and additional preventative measures. 

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