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April 19, 2020
The City of Port Arthur Health Department and Jefferson County Health Department are releasing updates for COVID-19 positive individuals in South and a portion of North Jefferson County.
The situation is fluid as the health departments are receiving results from the testing sites, the hospitals, and other private labs. The data below reflects current reports as of April 19, 2020.
Please take a look at the data:
The City of Port Arthur Health Department has prepared Q&A to assist you during these uncertain times. We want you to know that we are here for you and will update this list as we hear new concerns.
Per the CDC, there are reports of asymptomatic infections (detection of virus with no development of symptoms) and pre-symptomatic infections (detection of virus prior to development of symptoms) with SARS-CoV-2, but their role in transmission is not yet known. Based on existing literature, the incubation period (the time from exposure to development of symptoms) of SARS-CoV-2 and other corona viruses (e.g. MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV), ranges from 2–14 days.
Feel free to contact the COVID-19 hotline at (409)550-2536 24hrs/Everyday with questions or concerns.
Be sure to wear gloves to clean and disinfect:
Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.
Take precautions such as wearing gloves, and make sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
Unexpired household bleach will be effective against corona viruses when properly diluted.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) of bleach per gallon of water, OR
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Leave solution on the surface for at least 1 minute.
You should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home, isolated) can stop home isolation only under the following conditions:
COVID-19 Data as of April 19, 2020- Port Arthur and Mid County