Submitted by mkp12300 on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 08:46

As of 5.30.20, there have been 7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  This brings the total number of positive cases in Brazos County to 477.

As the staff and residents of local, long term care facilities are being tested for COVID-19, we expect an increase in positive cases and the number of tests performed over the next several weeks. This is part of a statewide initiative to increase testing capacity among vulnerable populations. 

Although your interest during this extraordinary time is understandable, the Brazos County Health District (BCHD) can not release any other information about positive COVID-19 cases or deaths that are not already included in our daily updates.

 

Positive COVID-19 Cases in Brazos County

Total number of cases

477

Total number recovered*

183

Active cases**

275

Total number of current hospitalizations

12

Daily number discharged from hospital

0

Total number of deaths

19

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed

7,968

 

*Recovered is defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 10 days after onset of symptoms.

**Active cases are those that have not met the definition of being recovered.

Our next press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 4:30 pm and can be viewed on Facebook Live /BrazosCountyHealthDistrict or live streaming on local TV stations.

 

The Brazos County Health District is NOT testing for COVID-19 or dispersing PPE or medicine.

 

The public is encouraged to practice general preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot (the flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, it is still flu season).

 

Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.

 

What to do if you experience symptoms, such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath:

  • People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19.
  • If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever or symptoms, call your doctor.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your doctor's instructions and refer to CDC recommendations for how to take care of yourself at home.

 

General Population:

  • If you are in generally good health and have mild symptoms, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for a cold or the flu.
  • If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.

 

If you need help finding a doctor, accessing medical care, or have general questions about COVID-19, call 2‑1‑1 for assistance. 

 

For more information visit the following websites:

 

Texas Department of State Health Services

www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

 

 

Hoy, 5/30/20, se han reportado 7 casos addicionale de COVID-19 al Distrito de Salud del Condado de Brazos. El total hoy en dia son de 477 casos positivos en el Condado de Brazos.

Entendemos que su interes de informacion en estos momentos es sumamente importante y es comprensible, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Brazos no puede dar mas informacion de los casos positivos de COVID-19 o de las muertes que estan relacionadas. La informacion que damos diariamente, es lo unico que nos es posible ofrecer.

 

Casos Positivos COVID-19 en el Condado de Brazos
Total de Casos 477
Total de Personas Recuperadas* 183

Casos activos** 275
Total de personas hospitalizadas 12
Personas dadas de alta del Hospital 0
Total de Numero de Muertes 19

Total de numero de examenes de COVID-19: 7,968

*Recuperados es definido come alguien quien ha sufrido de fiebre por 72 horas y que no a tomado medicamento para reducir fiebre, y que ya haya pasado 10 dias desde el inicio de los sintomas.

**Los casos activos son aquellos que no han cumplido con la definicion de ser recuperados. 

 

Nuestra proxima conferencia de prensa esta programada para 1 de Junio a las 4:30 pm y puede verla via Facebook en vivo en /BrazosCountyHealthDistrict o en vivo trasmitiendo con los canales locales de television.

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Brazos NO esta conduciendo pruebas del COVID-19 Coronavirus ni dipensando equipo de proteccion pesonal ni medicina.

Agradesemos su paciencia en estos momentos.

 

Se le aconseja al publico que practique acciones de prevencion:

  • Lavar sus manos con jabon y agua por 20 segundos.  Si no tiene agua y jabon, puede usar gel anti-bacterial de alcohol.
  • Evite tocar sus ojos, nariz y boca con manos sucias
  • Evite contacto con las personas enfermas
  • Quedese en casa si esta enfermo y a los ninos enfermos tambien
  • Tape su boca con un papel  cuando estornude o tosa  
  • Limpie y desinfecte los objectos que toca a diario
  • Obtenga la vacuna de influenza (la vacuna no protégé el COVID-19 pero sigue siendo temporada de influenza alta)

 

Minimizando la expocision es especialmente importante para gente mayores de 65 anos o mayor quien tiene una enfermedad o condicion como Diabtetes, Enfermedades del Corazon, De Pulmones, Alta Presion o Cancer.  La gente en estos grupos tienen riesgos mas altos de enfermedades mas severas si contienen el virus COVID-19, y lo mas seguro para ellos cuando hay un brote es quedarse en casa lo mas posible para minimizer el contacto con otras personas.  Para prepararse, tienen que hablar con su medico de como obtener mas medicamentos en casa.  Que tengan suficiente comida y otros articulos de nececidad en casa.

 

Que hacer si esta experimentando sintomas como, tos, fiebre, o dificultad para respirar?

  • Personas mayores de 65 o mas, y/o gente con problemas medicos como Diabetes, Corazon, Alta presion, Cancer, o tiene bajo Sistema imunologico estan en riesgo mas alto de enfermarse con mas severidad si contrae el COVID-19.
  • Si tienes riesgos altos, y tienes sintomas de fiebre, llama a tu doctor

 

Si no estas lo suficientemente enfermo como para ser hospitalizado, podras recuperarte en casa

 

Populacion General:

  • Si estas en buena salud generalmente y tienes sintomas leves, quedate en casa y trata tus sintomas como un catarro o influenza.
  • Si tus sintomas se enpeoran, llama a tu doctor.

 

Si necesitas ayuda para buscar un medico sobre COVID-19, llamar al 2-1-1 para asistencia.

El Departamento de Salud de Texas, esta actualizando las ultimas noticias e informacion y guiansa para el publico, medicos y informando al publico de los casos nuevos en www.dshs.gov/coronavirus

 

Para mas informacion visite las paginas:

Brazos County Health District- www.brazoshealth.org

Texas Department of State Health Services- www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

 

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