Bee County announces first COVID-19 patient

Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 08:41:04-04

BEE COUNTY, TEXAS — Officials in Bee County notified the public that they have received notification of their first positive COVID-19 case.

In a news statement, county officials say the resident is a female, between the ages of 45 and 50 years old. They added she is in fair condition and is quarantined at her home.

"Anyone found to have had close contact with this individual will be contacted directly by the investigator. Please visit the Bee OEM facebook page as we will continue to provide daily updates with additional information when it becomes available," the statement continued.

If you are concerned that you may have contracted COVID-19 and are showing common symptoms such as fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, you are asked to please contact your doctor or clinic.

If not, Bee County officials say you can call their COVID-19 help line at 361-492-5981 during the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.