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April 1, 2020
Please read the attached notice from the Port Arthur Health Department regarding COVID-19 cases:
Today, April 1, 2020 the City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of one (1) positive case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in a Port Arthur resident. This brings the total to 8 positive cases for Port Arthur. The individual is between the age of 45-50 and is hospitalized at this time. For confidentiality purposes, the PAHD is not releasing any additional information to identify this individual.
Epidemiological investigators and public health staff will perform investigations and surveillance on this patient, 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- 04.01.2020