WICHITA COUNTY, Texas (TNN) - The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District has released new information in regards to three Wichita County COVID-19 cases.
The new information can be seen below:
The Health District’s protocol during patient contract tracing is to follow up with the medical provider. Upon doing so, it was discovered the patient visited Walgreens instead of CVS. After conferring with the patient, the patient confirmed they mistakenly said the wrong store. The patient visited Walgreens located at 2800 Southwest Parkway on March 21 between 2pm and 3pm.
The patient is between the ages of 40 to 49 years old and is an employee for a medical clinic. The clinic has been notified and is following their processes to notify staff. The contact tracing investigation is still currently on-going, therefore it is undetermined yet where the initial exposure may have occurred. The patient began experiencing symptoms late in the evening of March 19. On March 20, the symptoms improved and then worsened again late on March 21 and into March 22. The patient was tested on March 23 at a drive-up testing facility. The patient has been at home in isolation since March 22.
The patient visited the following:
- March 19: Falls Fitness located at 2611 Plaza Parkway between 1pm and 2pm
- March 19: Texas Roadhouse Curb-Side Pickup located at 3111 Lawrence Road later in the evening
- March 20: Parkway Grill located at 2719 Southwest Parkway between 8pm and 9pm
- March 21: Walmart located at 3130 Lawrence Road between 2pm and 3pm
- March 21: United Market Street located at 4590 Kell Boulevard between 3pm and 3:30pm
The patient is between the ages of 40 to 49 years old. The patient lives within the Wichita County jurisdiction, but works outside of the County. Pending the on-going contact tracing, it is believed the patient came in contact with an individual from Dallas as part of the patient’s job. Both the patient’s employer and the Regional Office of the Texas Department of State Health Services have been notified. The patient developed symptoms on March 21. On March 22, the patient utilized a drive-up testing facility in Wichita Falls and was administered the COVID-19 test there. The patient has been home in isolation since March 22. The patient did not visit any locations other than the drive-up testing facility.
The press release below has the original details of the 6th confirmed case along with Wednesday’s correction:
Sixth Confirmed COVID-19 Travel Case Wichita Falls, Texas –
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reports the sixth confirmed COVID-19 travel case. The patient is in their 20’s and attended college out of state. The patient flew into DFW on March 19, 2020 and then flew into Wichita Falls on Flight 3612 which arrived at 9:59AM. The patient began experiencing mild symptoms on March 18. On March 21, they were administered the COVID-19 test at a drive-up testing facility in Wichita Falls. After the test was administered and then a stop at CVS, the patient has been in isolation at home since March 21.
The patient visited the following:
- March 19: Walmart located at 3130 Lawrence Road
- March 19: Aldi’s located at 3121 Lawrence Road
- March 19: Natural Grocers located at 3910 Lawrence Road
- March 19: Forest Glen Apartments Leasing Office located at 5248 Professional Drive
- March 21: Walgreens located at 2800 Southwest Parkway between 2pm and 3pm.
All locations that the patient visited have been notified. The Health District is requesting if you were a passenger on Flight 3612, please call the Health District hotline at 940-761-7909.
The Health District would like to remind everyone, although these are travel related cases, Coronavirus is in our community. The decisions we make now regarding social distancing and following CDC guidelines will directly impact how quickly our community recovers from this virus.
For questions, citizens can call the Health District hotline 940-761-7909. The hotline hours are Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM and Saturday and Sunday, 12PM to 2PM. Please only call 940-761-7800 for emergencies.