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Presumptive positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Bastrop County

March 21,2020
The Bastrop County Health Authority has received information of a
 presumptive positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Bastrop County. The man is a 37 year-old resident of Bastrop County

 

Local Bastrop County Officials in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services are working to identify and notify any contacts the individual may have had recently.

 

“We fully expected to see cases in our County and have been diligently preparing for this situation,” said Christine Files, Bastrop County Emergency Management Coordinator. “We have been in regular communication with local and state health authorities and with our local community partners to ensure that CDC protocols are established and followed.”

 

A separate case has been reported on social media that involves a resident of another county.  As we serve people from surrounding counties, there will be cases occurring that we are not at liberty to disclose.

 

Although most individuals who contract the virus will not need medical care, residents who develop low to moderate fever, cough, and shortness of breath are encouraged to contact their primary care physician and to follow their advice.

 

The best way to protect yourself and your family is to take the following preventive actions to avoid exposure:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
• Avoid close contact with people. 
• Stay home when you are sick. 
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

“Older citizens in our community and those with underlying health conditions or a compromised immune system tend to be more susceptible to COVID-19,” said Bastrop County Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes. “These residents should be in immediate contact with their health care provider should they develop a fever, cough or experience shortness of breath.” 

 

Bastrop County residents have two hotlines available forCOVID-19 questions. For general questions, residents should call the Bastrop County COVID-19 Hotline at 512-303-4300. For specific medical questions or questions about coronavirus symptoms, residents should call the Ascension COVID-19 Medical Hotline at 833-978-0649.

 

DECLARACIÓN DEL PRIMER CASO DE COVID-19 EN EL CONDADO DE BASTROP

 

21 de marzo de 2020

 

La autoridad sanitaria del condado de Bastrop ha recibidoinformación de un caso presuntivo positivo del virus corona en el condado de Bastrop. El hombre es residente del condado tiene 37años de edad

 

Oficiales locales del condadoen coordinación con el Departamento de Servicios de Saludestán tratando de identificar y notificar a todas personas con quienes el individuohaya tenido contacto recientemente.

 

Hemos totalmente esperado ver casos en nuestro condado y hemos estado preparándonos para esta situación,” dijo Christine Files, coordinadora de manejo de emergencias del condado de Bastrop. “Nos comunicamos regularmente con las autoridadessanitarias locales y estatales y con nuestros socios locales de la comunidad para asegurar que los protocolos del CDC esténestablecidos y seguidos.”

 

Se ha reportado un caso aparte por medios sociales de un residente de otro condadoAunque servimos gente de condadoscircundanteshabrán casos que no se permiten revelar.

 

Aunque la mayoría de individuos que contraen el virus no requerirán atención médicaanimamos a residentes que desarrollan fiebre baja a moderadatos, y falta de aliento quecontacten su medico de atención primaria y sigan el consejo de él (ella)

La major manera de protegerse y su familia es por adherir a las siguientes acciones preventivas para evitar exposición al virus:

• Lavar la manos seguido con jabón y agua por lo menos 20 segundos. Si no hay jabón y aguautilice un gel antibacterial de alcohol.
• Tratar de no tocar los ojos, la nariz, y la boca con manos no lavadas.
• Evitar contacto cercano con personas.
• Quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo/a.
• Cubrir la tos o el estornudo con un panñuelo de papel y después echarlo en la basura.
• Limpiar y desinfectar objetos y superficies tocadas con frecuencia.

Ciudadanos mayores en nuestra comunidad y esos con condiciones de salud subyacentes o con el sistema inmunitariocomprometido pueden ser más propensos al COVID-19,” dijo el Dr. Desmar Walkes de la Autoridad Sanitaria del Condado de Bastrop. “Estos residentes deben contactarse inmediatamentecon su proveedor de salud si acaso desarrollan fiebretos, o faltade aliento.”

Residentes del condado de Bastro pueden llamar a dos líneasdirectas si tienen preguntas tocante al COVID-19. Para preguntas generalesllamen a la línea directa a 512-303-4300. Para preguntas médicas específicas o de ntomas del coronavirus, residentes deben de llamar a la línea directa a 833-978-0649.

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