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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Brownwood/Brown County Health Department receives 48 negative test results

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On May 18, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 48 negative test results.

Out of the 48 negative results, 39 were from the mobile drive through testing on May 12th, and 9 were from community members not affiliated with the nursing home. The Health Department has not received results from the second mobile drive through testing held on May 16th

On Saturday, May 16th, the National Guard performed a deep cleaning of the nursing facility in Brownwood with multiple positive cases. The nursing facility is continuing to do mass testing on a regular basis until they have two weeks without a positive test result.

The National Guard will be performing testing at all nursing homes in Brown County over the next two weeks, as per Governor Abbott’s directive. As the Health Department receives the nursing home mass testing results, we will post them.

The total COVID-19 cases in Brown County remains at 51.

Current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County: 
555 Tested
498 Negative
6 Pending
51 Positive Cases
27 Recovered
7 Deaths
Updated 5/18/2020 at 5:30 pm
Results are updated Monday-Friday 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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