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Twelve additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Grayson County (total case count 287)
By Amanda Ortez, Grayson County Health Department Director​​​​​​
May 23, 2020
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Grayson County, Texas -- The Grayson County Health Department (GCHD) has confirmed twelve additional positive cases of COVID-19 within Grayson County. The patients are in their mid-teens, 30ís, 40ís, 50ís, 60ís, and 70ís.

Eleven confirmed cases are currently isolated at home and one hospitalized. Ten of the newest confirmed cases are from Sherman, one is from Howe, and one is from Whitesboro. Seven of the new confirmed cases have had close contact with another confirmed case. Four had no known exposure to any confirmed case or recent history of travel. One had a recent history of travel outside of Grayson County and no known exposure to a confirmed case. This brings our total confirmed case count in Grayson County to 287. To date, we have one hundred cases recovered, seven hospitalized, two deceased, and 178 remain in home isolation. The GCHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness team is identifying and contacting individuals who may have had exposure to a confirmed case. Any individuals identified as having close contact and having been exposed will be contacted directly by the GCHD.

The Grayson County Health Department will continue, in partnership with our community providers, to monitor and investigate COVID-19 within Grayson County. Grayson County will continue, and will encourage individuals, to follow preventative measures as recommended by President Trump, Governor Abbott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 and have developed a fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath, within 14 days of your travel; call your healthcare provider. To prevent potential spread, please alert your provider before arriving to the providerís office or emergency department.

It is important to practice social distancing and follow the Grayson County Health Departmentís Isolation/Quarantine Orders. For facilities testing patients, when a positive result is received, they must promptly notify the Grayson County Health Department to ensure proper measures can be taken to limit the spread of the disease. By law all testing must be reported to (GCHD).