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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Brownwood/ Brown County Health Department Update

Update -23

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department  received three negative  test  results and  four positive results, making a total of 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases  in Brown County.   

 The four positive results were received from a private lab and are of residents of the same nursing facility. The residents are not hospitalized.  

 The nursing home is voluntarily expanding testing for each resident of the facility through a private lab. Widespread testing in the nursing home is reflected in the total number of pending tests below.  

Current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County: 
207          Tested 
165          Negative 
25           Pending (have not received results) 
17           Positive Cases 
11           Recovered 
1             Death 
Updated 4/23/2020 at  6:00 pm 
Results are updated daily  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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