FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - Fort Bend County is now under a public health disaster declaration amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Judge KP George signed the declaration on Thursday morning, a day after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo both signed respective declarations.
The first patient in southeast Houston was a Fort Bend County man, who was reported on Wednesday, March 4. He and the other five county patients are in their 60s and 70s and are all linked to cruise in Egypt.
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