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March 31, 2020
Please read the attached notice from the Port Arthur Health Department regarding COVID-19 cases:
The City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of 3 additional positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Port Arthur residents. This brings the total to 7 positive cases for Port Arthur. Two (2) of the persons are hospitalized and five (5) are quarantined at home and are cooperating with local health officials. For confidentiality purposes, the PAHD is not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals.
The age ranges for all confirmed positive cases for Port Arthur are:
1 between the ages of 65-70
1 between the ages of 55-60
1 between the ages of 50-55
1 between the ages of 40-45
2 between the ages of 35-40
1 between the ages of 25-30
Epidemiological investigators and public health staff will perform investigations and surveillance on these patients, and will identify individuals who potentially were associated with this case. Those identified to be at possible risk of exposure or infection will be contacted for further case investigation.
These are steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones protected:
Call the COVID-19 hotline at (409) 550-2536 or your healthcare provider if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and are concerned you have come in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient or have a history of travel from affected geographic areas within 14 days of symptom onset.
It is important that you call first so they can evaluate your risk and determine if they need to see you in person so that other patients are not potentially put at risk.
NOTICE FROM THE PA HEALTH DEPARTMENT- 03.31.2020