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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Brownwood/Brown County Health Department Update

Brownwood Health Department Update

On July 6, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 18 positive COVID-19 test results, 226 negatives, and 5 recoveries.

On July 6, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 18 positive COVID-19 test results, 226 negatives, and 5 recoveries. There are currently 46 active cases.

The Brownwood/ Brown County Health Department only reports polymerase chain reaction diagnostic tests or PCR tests as they are more commonly known. These tests are highly specific because they are based on the unique genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2. The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department does not report antibody or antigen tests in our numbers. The Health Department does however continue to provide support and contact tracing for antibody and antigen testing.

Texas National Guard mobile COVID-19 testing team conducted 236 tests in Brownwood on Sunday, July 5, and are not included in the current pending count. Testing was done through a partnership of the Texas National Guard, Texas Health and Human Services, and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

The total confirmed positives for Brown County are now 117. The total death count is 13, of which 8 were residents of a single nursing home and 5 were not nursing home residents.

The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County are below:

2331    Tested
2089    Negative
125       Pending (does not include the mobile drive through conducted on Sunday)
117       Positive Cases
60          Recovered
46          Active Cases
13          Deaths
Updated 7/06/2020 at 7:00 pm

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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