Public Health District announces first positive COVID-19 case in Wichita County

Updated: Mar. 18, 2020 at 3:45 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District announced its first positive case of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning at a press conference.

The patient is a 64-year old resident of Wichita County who recently traveled to Budapest and Hungary. Director of health Lou Kreidler said the patient flew to Dallas Fort Worth airport and drove back directly home.

The patient is being treated at home and Kreidler said the patient’s spouse is the only person who has made contact with them. The spouse is quarantining as well.

The health district would not confirm if the patient had underlying health conditions to protect their identity.

Press Briefing at Wichita Falls - Wichita County Health District

Posted by News Channel 6 KAUZ on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The health district has activated a phone bank for citizens with questions. The number is 940-761-7909.

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