Harris County announces 6th Coronavirus COVID-19 case

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.

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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.

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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. 

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