7th case of COVID-19 confirmed in Grayson County

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - The Grayson County Health Department confirmed Monday morning another positive case of COVID-19 within Grayson County.

The seventh patient is in their 70’s and had recently traveled. The patient is currently in home isolation. The newest confirmed case is from Denison.

Grayson County announced Sunday that the number of COVID-19 cases had doubled from 3 to 6. All six previous cases were also Denison residents.

"The GCHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness team are identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed,"
Grayson County Health Department Director Amanda Ortez said. "Any individuals identified as having close contact and having been exposed will be contacted directly by the GCHD."

Ortez said the Grayson County Health Department will continue, in partner with our community providers, to monitor and investigate COVID-19 within Grayson County.

"If you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 and have developed fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, call your healthcare provider," Ortez said. "To prevent potential spread, please alert your provider before arriving to the provider’s office or emergency department."

It is important to practice social distancing and follow the Grayson County Health Department’s Isolation/Quarantine Orders. For facilities testing patients, when a positive result is received, they must promptly notify the Grayson County Health Department to ensure proper measures can be taken to limit the spread of the disease. The Grayson County Health Department’s (GDHD) 24/7 number for doctors to report positive cases to on a 24/7 basis is 903-821-5027. By law all testing must be reported to (GCHD).