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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Brownwood/Brown County Health Department receives 2 negatives, 3 positives, and 3 moved to recovered

COVID UPDATE 5-19

On May 19, 2020 the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 3 positive test results.

  • Two positive tests were from the mobile drive through on May 16th. Both individuals had direct contact with an employee of the nursing home who previously tested positive.
  • One positive test result was from a community member who had recently moved to Brownwood, had limited travel outside of the county, and had no known contact with a positive case.

The remaining results from the May 16th mobile drive through test by the National Guard have not been received by the Health Department.

The National Guard will be performing testing at all nursing homes in Brown County over the next two weeks, as per Governor Abbott’s directive. As the Health Department receives the nursing home mass testing results, we will post them.

The total COVID-19 cases in Brown County is now 54.  

Current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County:
566         Tested
500         Negative
12           Pending
54           Positive Cases
30           Recovered
7             Deaths
Updated 5/19/2020 at 5:30 pm
Results are updated Monday-Friday at www.brownwoodtexas.gov/health

Brown County Health Department has set up two hotline numbers for questions about COVID-19. The numbers are 325.642.2635 or 325.430.5933. Calls are taken from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. A health department employee will answer questions and may perform a health screening over the phone. Should you need higher level of care, they will direct you. The purpose of phone screenings is to reduce the congestion in our medical facilities and allow social distancing. Please be patient if you are not directly connected, we will answer calls in the order they are received. If you are planning on going to a physician, please call before arrival.   

The City of Brownwood, Brownwood/Brown County Health Department, Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Texas Department of State and Health Services, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are closely working together to provide the community with the best health practices.   

The City of Brownwood has set up www.brownwoodtexas.gov/health as an online portal with up to date information regarding the confirmed COVID-19 cases, and additional preventative measures.


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