Coronavirus cases in Texas up to five

Posted at 11:01 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 12:01:47-05

TEXAS — The Texas department of State Health Services is reporting four additional cases of Coronavirus. This brings the state total to five.

The first case was announced in Fort Bend on March 4. The additional cases were announced on March 5 in Harris County.

These cases are among a group that traveled overseas together and were being monitored by public health because of a possible exposure to COVID-19.

Public health departments are working to identify any close contacts of the patients while they were sick so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested, if needed.