Anderson County reports 3rd confirmed case of COVID-19

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Anderson County Judge Robert Johnson has reported the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county.

All three patients are at home under the care of a physician, according to a release from the county.

Two cases are identified as travel-related. The newsest case was acquired at work at a location outside of Anderson County.

The new case brings the count in East Texas to 346. To date, 15 deaths have been reported.

  • Smith County – 88, 2 deaths
  • Bowie County –37, 5 deaths
  • Gregg County – 37
  • Nacogdoches County – 31, 3 deaths
  • Shelby County – 23
  • Angelina County – 16
  • Rusk County – 14
  • Harrison County – 12, 1 death
  • Van Zandt County – 10, 1 death
  • San Augustine County – 9, 1 death
  • Polk County – 8
  • Cherokee County – 7, 1 death
  • Panola County – 7, 1 death
  • Henderson County – 8
  • Upshur County – 6
  • Titus County – 6
  • Cass County – 5
  • Wood County – 5
  • Hopkins County – 4
  • Camp County – 3
  • Trinity County – 3
  • Anderson County – 3
  • Morris County – 2
  • Franklin County – 1
  • Rains – 1

County officials are urging residents to follow recommended guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the infection curve:

  • Wash you hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet away from other individuals, and avoid contact with people who are sick
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or into a tissue, then discard the tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects using cleaning items that contain bleach
  • Follow recommendations from local health officials

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at (833) 986 – 1919.

Further information on COVID-19 can be found at the City of Palestine, NET Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services and CDC.

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