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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Brownwood/Brown County Health Department Update

Brownwood Health Department Update

On July 13, 2020, the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department received 66 positive COVID-19 test results, 180 negatives, 19 recoveries, and 1 hospitalization. There are currently 116 active cases.

Of today’s 66 positive results, 31 positives were residents/employees of the same nursing home facility. The Texas National Guard tested the nursing facility on Saturday, July 13, 2020. There is only one nursing facility with active cases. 

The total confirmed positives for Brown County are now 237. The total death count remains at 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:

2807     Tested
2467     Negative
103        Pending
237        Positive Cases
108        Recovered
116        Active Cases
13           Deaths
Updated 7/13/2020 at 6:30 pm

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.

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 as an online portal with up to date information regarding the confirmed COVID-19 cases, and additional preventative measures.

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