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  • Texas: Covid-19 Cases - 635,315 cases, 13,408 deaths

    Source: https://www.khou.com/article/news/he...f-86ac9c45d64d

    Harris County confirms two travel-related cases of coronavirus
    A man and a woman from the unincorporated area of northwest Harris County, outside the City of Houston, tested positive for COVID-19.
    Author: Michelle Homer
    Published: 2:53 PM CST March 5, 2020
    Updated: 2:53 PM CST March 5, 2020

    HOUSTON — Two people in northwest Harris County have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Harris County Public Health.

    The tests have been verified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 17, 2020, 06:45 AM.

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    Source: https://abc13.com/health/presumptive...nd-co/5977165/

    'Presumptive positive case' of COVID-19 found in Fort Bend County, officials say
    Updated 6 minutes ago

    FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A presumptive positive case of COVID-19 has been found in Fort Bend County, according to county health officials.

    The man in his 70s recently traveled abroad. He is currently hospitalized and in stable condition...
    Last edited by Ronan Kelly; May 15, 2020, 06:34 PM.

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    • #3
      By Texas Medical Center March 5, 2020 Coronavirus: A Texas Medical Center continuing update

      6 MINUTE READ

      UPDATE | March 5, 2020: A 70-year-old man from Fort Bend County is confirmed to be the first “presumptive positive” case of COVID-19 identified in the Houston area. This marks the first instance of the novel coronavirus in Texas that is not related to passengers under federal quarantine from Wuhan City, China or the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

      According to Ford Bend County health officials, the man—who recently traveled abroad—was hospitalized on Wednesday afternoon and is currently in stable condition.

      A public health lab in Houston conducted the initial test and has sent a lab sample to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further confirmation.

      “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 John Hellerstedt, M.D., commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, in a statement. “This travel-related case reinforces the fact that we should all be taking basic hygiene steps that are extremely effective in limiting limit the spread of COVID-19 and all respiratory illnesses.”

      Currently, Texas has 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19—nine from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, one from a group of quarantined passengers traveling from Wuhan, and one from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. All 11 cases are part of a quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

      “This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we know it is concerning and unsettling for our residents,” said Fort Bend County Judge KP George in a statement. “While this is a serious public health threat, we encourage residents to rely on verifiable sources of information and remain calm.”

      County officials will release more information today. — Shanley Pierce
      ...


      https://www.tmc.edu/news/2020/03/cor...inuing-update/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.kxan.com/news/coronaviru...harris-county/

        Texas’ 2nd, 3rd confirmed COVID-19 cases announced in Harris County
        by: Russell Falcon
        Posted: Mar 5, 2020 / 03:14 PM CST / Updated: Mar 5, 2020 / 03:22 PM CST

        HOUSTON (KXAN) — On Thursday, Harris County Public Health announced Texas’ second and third confirmed cases of COVID-19, or the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

        This came just minutes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed Texas’ first, in nearby Fort Bend County...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.khou.com/article/news/he...a-0a1665d8336b

          Rice University staffer who tested positive for coronavirus is one of two Harris County cases
          The Rice employee, the other Harris County patient and the Fort Bend County patient all traveled to Egypt in February.
          Author: Michelle Homer
          Published: 5:55 PM CST March 5, 2020
          Updated: 5:56 PM CST March 5, 2020

          HOUSTON — A Rice University staffer has tested positive for coronavirus, the university confirmed Thursday evening.

          This is one of two coronaviruses confirmed in Harris County. One case is also confirmed in Fort Bend County.

          All three people, 2 men and a woman, traveled to Egypt in February.

          The Rice employee returned to Houston on Feb. 20 and only made two trips to the campus on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25., according to the university...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...n-15109743.php

            Officials confirm four cases of coronavirus in Harris County
            Todd Ackerman and Julian Gill March 5, 2020 Updated: March 5, 2020 10:52 p.m.

            The new cases involved four people in their 60s who were exposed to the virus during a trip to Egypt last month also taken by a 70-year-old Fort Bend man whose case was confirmed Wednesday by a Houston laboratory. The five people contracted the virus independently of each other and developed respiratory symptoms after returning to Texas...

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            • #7
              Per @TexasDSHS: Texas now has six travel-related #COVID19 cases. All six of these travel-related cases are from a group who traveled abroad together. DSHS will update the COVID-19 state case number daily by 10 A.M. CST on http://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
              https://twitter.com/TexasDSHS/status...896104967?s=20
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rose View Post
                Per @TexasDSHS: Texas now has six travel-related #COVID19 cases. All six of these travel-related cases are from a group who traveled abroad together. DSHS will update the COVID-19 state case number daily by 10 A.M. CST on http://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
                https://twitter.com/TexasDSHS/status...896104967?s=20
                Maryland 3 confirmed & 8 Texas cases connected
                MS A'Sara Egyptian cruise on the Nile River. Hogan said it appeared to be the same cruise ship that the World Health Organization announced had 12 workers placed in quarantine for 14 days, and is also linked to eight confirmed cases in Texas.
                Three people in Maryland are confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus and officials provide updates.

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                • #9
                  8 cases of coronavirus in Houston-area, including 2 in Houston
                  Houston area COVID cases linked to Nile River cruise in Egypt.


                  Updated 9 minutes ago
                  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- HOUSTON AREA CORONAVIRUS CASE LINKED TO ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL:

                  One of the people who tested positive in the Houston-area coronavirus cases may have visited the church at St. Cecilia's School in west Houston, said Harris County Public Health...https://abc13.com/health/coronavirus...-to-8/5993682/
                  CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

                  treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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                  • #10
                    11 Memorial Hermann employees self-quarantine after contact with coronavirus patient
                    updated 14 minutes ago


                    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AT MEMORIAL HERMANN:

                    Memorial Hermann hospital released a statement Saturday afternoon saying 11 health care workers who were in direct contact with a patient confirmed positive for COVID-19 have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

                    Only one of the workers is showing minor symptoms, but all of them are being tested and monitored.


                    "During an initial visit to one of our facilities, one of the confirmed cases did not present with symptoms, relevant travel or potential exposure that would have immediately prompted CDC testing protocols. Three days later, and once it was known that passengers on the Egypt cruise had been exposed to COVID-19, one of the pat..https://abc13.com/health/live-11-hos...ntact/5993682/
                    CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

                    treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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                    • #11

                      March 8, 2020

                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                      Harris County Reports Additional Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19

                      Houston– Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is reporting an additional presumptive positive
                      case of COVID-19 in Harris County. This travel-related case is associated with the known group
                      from the M.S. A'sara cruise (traveling to and from Aswan, Egypt). The individual is a female,
                      between 60-70 years old, and is from the unincorporated area of Northwest Harris County,
                      outside the City of Houston. The test result was processed at the Houston Health Department and
                      is considered presumptive positive for COVID-19 (test will be processed by CDC in Atlanta for
                      official confirmation). The immediate risk to Harris County remains low as cases in Harris
                      County are all travel-related and there is no evidence of community spread at this time.

                      This individual is stable, has been quarantined, and is continuously being monitored by HCPH.
                      HCPH routinely investigates infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Epidemiologists have been
                      performing contact investigations with all individuals associated with this cruise and will followup
                      with anyone that interacted with these individuals if they believe they may be at risk of
                      infection.
                      ...

                      http://publichealth.harriscountytx.g...-08-210540-403
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
                        Self-Quarantine Notice for Nile River Cruise Passengers

                        Harris County Public Health (HCPH), Houston Health Department, and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services ask any local residents who recently traveled to Egypt and took a Nile River cruise to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days and contact their local health department.

                        On March 5, 2020 the M.S. A'sara cruise traveling to and from Aswan, Egypt was quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure. Local health department officials are proactively seeking M.S. A'sara passengers, from the Greater Houston area, who traveled on the cruise line from February 12 to March 5, 2020 because they may have been exposed to COVID-19 (only passengers on the M.S. A'sara cruise need to contact their local health department).

                        If you or your family traveled on the M.S. A'sara cruise (traveling to and from Aswan, Egypt) during the dates in question, please self-quarantine and contact your local health department at:

                        For Harris County Residents:
                        Harris County Public Health (HCPH)
                        www.hcphtx.org\COVID-19
                        www.ReadyHarris.org
                        713-439-6000*

                        For City of Houston Residents:
                        Houston Health Department
                        www.HoustonHealth.org
                        www.HoustonEmergency.org
                        832-393-4220*
                        *This number is currently only for M.S. A'sara cruise passengers and will be staffed 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

                        For Fort Bend County Residents:
                        Fort Bend County Health & Human Services
                        www.fbchealth.org/ncov
                        281-633-7795*
                        *This number is Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                        M.S. A'sara cruise passengers and anyone who recently traveled to and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified high risk areas who is experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath must stay home, away from other people, and contact their health provider immediately (call before going). Healthcare providers will work with local public health departments to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed. People over 60 and those with chronic health condition are at highest risk for serious COVID-19 illness.


                        http://publichealth.harriscountytx.g...el-Coronavirus
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.kxan.com/news/coronaviru...-to-officials/



                          North Texas man tests ‘presumptive positive’ for COVID-19, according to officials
                          by: KXAN Staff
                          Posted: Mar 9, 2020 / 12:42 PM CDT / Updated: Mar 9, 2020 / 12:56 PM CDT

                          COLLIN COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A North Texas man has a presumptive positive case for COVID-19, according to Collin County

                          The man, who currently lives in Frisco and is in his 30s, recently traveled to California, Collin County Health Care Services officials said in a statement. He is being cared for by county staff at his home and is in stable condition...

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/03/10/...covid-19-case/


                            Tarrant County Public Health Confirms Its First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case
                            March 10, 2020 at 6:13 pm

                            FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County Public Health has identified the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in a Tarrant County resident.

                            The patient had traveled to a conference in Kentucky during late February.

                            The health department did not give the patient’s age or any other details...

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                            • #15
                              COVID-19 in Texas – March 10, 2020

                              The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting one additional travel-related case of the novel coronavirus, COVID‑19, bringing the state total to 13. These cases are all related to travel to areas with known community spread of COVID‑19 within the U.S. or abroad.

                              DSHS will update the state case count each day by 10 a.m. Central Time.

                              Public health departments are working to identify any close contacts of the patients while they were sick so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested, if needed.

                              DSHS, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and other state agencies continue their ongoing preparations so that all of state government is working together to limit the spread of the virus and protect Texans. The immediate risk to most Texans remains low.
                              ...
                              Collin 1
                              Fort Bend 6
                              Harris 6
                              Total 13
                              1DSHS will update the state case count each day by 10 a.m. Central Time.
                              2Patient may be undergoing treatment in facilities in other counties.
                              3Does not include repatriation cases.
                              ...


                              https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/#casecounts
                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                              -Nelson Mandela

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