Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills received word from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Friday, June 12 about the sixth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Aransas County. On Monday, June 15 the seventh case was confirmed.

The individual identified June 12 is a male in his 50s. He remains self-quarantined at this time.

The individual identified June 15 is a female in her 80s. She remains self-quarantined at this time.

As new information is made available the public will be alerted.

Aransas County case history

1st - (4-3-20) F, 50s, recovered

2nd - (4-6-20) M, 50s, recovered

3rd - (5-15-20) M, 80s, recovered

4th - (5-19-20) M, 60s, recovered

5th - (5-20-20) F, 70s, recovered

6th - (6-12-20) M, 50s, self-quarantined

7th - (6-15-20) F, 80s, self-quarantined

The DSHS Public Health Region 11 reminds the public it is conducting contact investigations for persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the DSHS has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time.

The public can find up-to date coronavirus information and what to do if you’re sick. Testing information can be accessed at dshs.texas.gov.

The DSHS emphasizes the importance of prevention and provides the following simple steps everyone can take to help prevent spreading the virus:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

• If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick

• Stay at home when you are sick

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

• Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people

• Stay at home and stop the spread of coronavirus

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