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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Brownwood / Brown County Health Department Update

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On May 12, 2020 the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 6 negative test results, 13 positive test results, and 1 confirmed death. 

The 6 negative results were from community members not affiliated with the nursing home. Of the 13 positives, 7 are residents of the nursing facility and 5 are employees. The remaining positive is a relative of a nursing home employee and is currently hospitalized. None of the COVID-19 positive residents or employees of the nursing home are hospitalized. 

The nursing home facility is continuing to do mass testing on a regular basis until they have two weeks without a positive test result. 

The total COVID-19 cases in Brown County is now 51. 

A second mobile drive through COVID-19 testing site by the Texas National Guard will be in Brownwood on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Coggin Intermediate School gym parking lot located at 800 Rogan Street. The drive-through test is free, but appointments are required. Registration opens 24 hours in advance.  If you would like to schedule an appointment visit or call 512-883-2400. 

Current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County: 

391         Tested
330         Negative
10           Pending
51           Positive Cases
18           Recovered
7             Deaths 

Updated 5/12/2020 at 6:00 pm 
Results are updated daily at 

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. 

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