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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Brownwood/ Brown County Health Department Update

Brownwood Health Department Update

On July 7, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 9 positive COVID-19 test results and 24 negatives. 

The case counts below include results from the mobile drive through testing on  Wednesday July 1, 2020 and partial results from Sunday, July 5, 2020. 

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.

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

2391  Tested
2113   Negative
152     Pending
126     Positive Cases
60        Recovered
53        Active Cases
13        Deaths

Updated 7/07/2020 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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