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.