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Posted on: June 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Brownwood/Brown County Health Department Update

Brownwood Health Department Update

On June 18, 2020 the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department announced one positive COVID-19 test result.

 The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department announced one positive COVID-19 test result. The positive is a male in his 60’s with no recent travel out of Brown County and has had no contact with a known positive. The individual has been out in the community. He is currently isolating at home.

The 19 negative test results were from various community sources. The total positive tests for Brown County is now 62.

The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County are below:

1793     Tested
1679     Negative
     52      Pending
     61      Positive Cases
    48       Recovered
    10       Deaths
Updated 6/18/2020 at 5:15 pm

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 as an online portal with up to date information regarding the confirmed COVID-19 cases, and additional preventative measures.