HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County Public Health Department announces a sixth Coronavirus COVID-19 case outside the City of Houston. This is the 4th presumptive positive case for the county.
The patient is identified as a man, who lives in the northwest quadrant of Harris County, and he is in his 40s.
Officials say he came into contact with a person who was COVID-19 positive while he was traveling.
HCPH epidemiologists are investigating his travel history and who he came in contact with, including his church the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-day Saints on 16833 Jester Blvd. in Spring, Texas.
Officials are also awaiting test confirmation from the CDC.
This latest patient is currently in isolation at home, where he is recovering.
On Wednesday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a proclamation declaring a Local State of Disaster Due to a Public Health Emergency to help contain and mitigate COVID-19 from spreading. As a result of the emergency order, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo closed and city-sponsored, produced and permitted events will be postponed or canceled through the end of March.