Brownwood / Brown County COVID-19 Centralized Information Center

On August 4, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 3 positive COVID-19 test results and 41 recoveries.

There are currently 100 active cases, of which 6 are hospitalized. The new positives include 1 PCR tests and 2 antigen tests. The total positive PCR tests for Brown County is 357.  The total positive antigen/antibody test is now 55.

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

     3321    Tested
     2902     Negative
        357     Positive Cases (PCR Tests)
           55     Positive Antigen/Antibody
              7     Pending
        289     Recovered
       100     Active Cases
           23     Deaths

Updated 8/4/2020 at 3:30 pm
Results are updated Monday-Friday at www.brownwoodtexas.gov/health


PCR tests (included in total positive case count) 
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are a molecular diagnostic testing technique that detects the genetic material from the virus and can help diagnose an active COVID-19 infection. Testing samples are collected from the nasal cavity using swabs.

Antigen tests (separated and not reflected in total positive case count) 
These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus but are not as sensitive as molecular PCR tests. This means that positive results from antigen tests are highly accurate, but there is a higher chance of false negatives, so negative results do not rule out infection. With this in mind, negative results from an antigen test may need to be confirmed with a PCR test prior to making treatment decisions or to prevent the possible spread of the virus due to a false negative. The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department does not include Antigen testing in the total positive case count but does provide contact tracing and support services.

Antibody tests (separated and not reflected  in total positive case count) 
Antibody tests look for the presence of antibodies, which are proteins made in response to infections. Antibodies are detected in the blood of people who are tested after infection; they show the body’s efforts to fight off a specific infection.

The City of Brownwood is closely monitoring the national outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The City is working with our public health partners at Brownwood/ Brown County Health Department, The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the city has best practices in place for the general public.

Brownwood COVID-19 Hotlines:

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.  

Questions relating to businesses please contact 325-643-1591


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The Brownwood / Brown County Health Department is proactively asking residents to visit Texas Department of State Health (DSHS) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for the most current information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19).

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
      • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
      • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
      • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
      • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
      • For more information about the proper use of face coverings, please visit the CDC's website.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    For more information on Coronavirus Disease 2019, including prevention tips, symptoms, and frequently asked questions, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/