Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught has announced both a fourth and fifth case of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County.
The fourth patient is an adult between the ages of 18-25, was a traveler to Europe, and came home and self-quarantined. Once the individual began to experience symptoms, they received a test, which the Tulare County Public Health Lab found to be positive. The patient is well enough to continue to self-quarantine at home. Two contacts have been identified and have been instructed to self-quarantine.
The fifth patient belongs to a vulnerable population, over 65 years of age, and is considered person-to-person spread through direct contact. The public health branch has begun their investigation, and no new contacts have been identified.
The State of California now has 598 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Tulare County HHSA continues to urge individuals to monitor your health closely.
Community members with urgent questions about or symptoms of COVID-19 in Tulare County can call 2-1-1 to be connected to the information and resource hotline.
Please note that although testing for COVID-19 is occurring at the Tulare County Public Health Lab, all results are only available through the testing physician.
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