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Anderson County Judge confirms 1st case of COVID-19


ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the county.

According to County Judge Robert Johnson, the individual is currently at home in isolation and under the care of a physician.

The case is travel related.

This is the first case in Anderson County and the 94th case in East Texas.

  • Smith County – 32, 1 death
  • Bowie County – 9, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 2, 1 death
  • Gregg County – 6
  • Angelina County – 5
  • Nacogdoches County – 4
  • Polk County – 4
  • Shelby County – 4
  • Cherokee County – 3
  • Rusk County – 3
  • Cass County – 2
  • Upshur County – 2
  • Anderson County – 1
  • Camp County – 1
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Harrison County – 3
  • Henderson County – 1
  • Hopkins County – 3
  • Morris County – 1
  • Panola County – 1
  • San Augustine County – 1
  • Wood – 1

Residents are reminded to take the same measures that are recommended to prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory viruses. Everyone in East Texas should remember to:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

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