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One hundred and twenty-five Hood County residents have now been tested for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with six confirmed positive cases and one additional family member presumed positive. Two of the seven are currently hospitalized at Lake Granbury Medical Center in critical but stable condition.
Where did these seven people contract COVID-19?
Two people are believed to have contracted the highly contagious virus from travel, two from work contacts in Dallas Fort Worth area, and the other three contracted the illness from infected family members. One confirmed case as well as the presumptive positive case are currently hospitalized at Lake Granbury Medical Center under isolation. All of the other COVID-19 positive patients and their close family members remain isolated at home in accordance with public health guidelines.
As of 1:00 pm on March 31st, 125 total COVID-19 tests have been reported for Hood County residents, with six (6) positive cases, 87 negative, and 31 pending laboratory confirmation.
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website and Texas 2-1-1 remain the best sources of information for Hood County residents regarding COVID-19 testing and self-protection measures. DSHS updates their county-by-county tracking map daily at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
Both the Hood County and City of Granbury websites have the latest guidance on social distancing and public health emergency measures enacted to protect our local communities. During a special called County Commissioner’s Court meeting on Monday, March 30th, county officials decided to continue the current restrictions in place for Hood County residents through April 7th.