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4 new COVID-19 cases Friday brings Grayson Co. total to 38

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Published: May. 1, 2020 at 1:04 PM CDT
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The Grayson County Health Department confirmed four new positive COVID-19 cases Friday, making 14 new cases in the county since Monday.

Grayson County Health Department Director Amanda Ortez said all four patients are in their 40s and isolated at home.

"Three of the newest confirmed cases are from Sherman is one is from Howe," Ortez said. "Two of the four cases have no history of travel. One has a history of travel outside of Grayson County and one has a history of travel outside of the state."

Three of the four new cases have had close contact with another confirmed case. There are now nine cases of community spread in Grayson County.

The GCHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness team will identify and contact any individuals who may have been exposed.

As of Thursday afternoon, 18 patients had recovered and three were hospitalized.

Health officials say anyone who has recently traveled to an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19 or come in contact with a positive case and has developed fever, dry cough and shortness of breath within 14 days should call their healthcare provider.