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Fort Bend County Health & Human Services confirms first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. FBHHS have established a phone bank that citizens, physicians and community partners may call with inquiries regarding COVID-19. As of now, the hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. * General Public Line: 281.633.7795* Physician and Community Partner Line: 281.344.6118Watch the press conference below for details:
Harris County reports additional cases today, March 19 indicating community spread in the region.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reports 7 additional cases of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County residents, bringing the county’s total to 19.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reports 2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County residents. The two cases are:A woman in her 70s, with a history of international travel. She is experiencing mild symptoms and is in isolation at home.A man in his 60s, the investigation is ongoing. He is hospitalized and in stable condition.
On Tuesday, March 17, Fort Bend County announced another its 10th COVID-19 case. The patient is a woman in her 20s with history of international travel. She experienced mild symptoms which have resolved. She is in isolation at home.
CDC is no longer doing confirmatory testing. A positive result from a local public health or state lab can be considered as confirmed cases. An epidemiological investigation has been started to quickly identify close contacts with the individuals.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reports 3 additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County residents. The specimens were tested at the City of Houston Laboratory and will be sent to the CDC laboratory for further confirmation.CDC has confirmed 2 of the previous cases reported last week. The presumptive cases that are now confirmed by the CDC are a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, Houston Health Department, and Harris County Public Health 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.Fort Bend County Health & Human Services, Houston Health Department, and Harris County Public Health 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 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.
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. Only passengers on the M.S. A’sara cruise need to contact their local health department.
For Fort Bend County Residents:Fort Bend County Health & Human Services281.633.7795This number is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.www.fbchealth.org/ncov
For Harris County Residents:Harris County Public Health (HCPH)832.927.7575 or 713.634.1110This number is staffed 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.www.hcphtx.org\COVID-19www.ReadyHarris.org
On Sunday, March 8 Fort Bend County Health & Human Services announced 3 additional travel-related cases of COVID-19. One traveler was not part of the group involved in the other Houston-area cases but was on the same cruise in Egypt at a later date.
The cases are as follows:A man in his 70s who was symptomatic, hospitalized and discharged in good condition to isolation at home.A man in his 70s who had one day of fever which resolved. He is in isolation at home.A woman in her 60s who had mild symptoms which have resolved. She is in isolation at home.
On Friday, March 6 two cases were reported: A woman in her 60s, with a history of international travel. Her symptoms have resolved and in mandatory quarantine at home.A woman in her 60s, with a history of international travel. She is experiencing mild symptoms and in mandatory at home.These individuals are part of the same group of travelers to Egypt associated with the recent cases in Harris County and City of Houston.This makes total presumptive cases in Fort Bend 6 as of March 8.
City of Stafford announced today that the Stafford Fire Department and Fort Bend County EMS personnel transported the patient identified as presumptive positive in Fort Bend County to the local hospital prior to receiving the results from the Houston lab. This result was then sent to CDC for further testing, to either confirm a positive case of COVID-19 or to disqualify.