The health district reports there is a fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in the area.
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District said Sunday morning this case is also travel related.
The patient is a 58-year-old who came into contact, while traveling, with an individual from Houston who was COVID-19 positive.
The patient then flew into the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport March 6 and drove a private vehicle back to Wichita Falls.
The patient went to Arlington to get medical care on March 16.
On March 18, the person went to a drive-up testing facility in Wichita Falls and a COVID-19 test was administered.
The patient lives alone and has been in isolation at home since March 18 and his symptoms are reported to be improving.
Prior to isolation, the patient visited the following locations:
• March 9: Flying J Travel Center located at 2311 Jacksboro Highway after 9 p.m.
• March 10: Dollar General located at 3630 Jacksboro Highway at 6 p.m.
• March 11: United Supermarket located at 4516 Jacksboro Highway at 7 p.m.
• March 11: Family Dollar located at 3906 Jacksboro Highway at 8 p.m.
• March 12: CVS Pharmacy Drive-Thru located at 3601 Jacksboro Highway at 2 p.m.
• March 18: CVS Pharmacy Drive-Thru located at 3601 Jacksboro Highway at 5:45 p.m.
All the locations the patient visited have been notified.
The businesses were already implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures prior to the notification about the patient.
The businesses said they will continue these measures to clean, disinfect and sanitize frequently.
The health district said that while this is another travel-related case, the coronavirus is here in the community and people need to be proactive with health and safety measures.
They recommend that people stay home and only leave the house for essential reasons.
If a person is not feeling well, they should call their doctor or health-care provider.
Citizens with questions about COVID-19 can call the health district hotline at 940-761-7909.
The hotline hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m.
Only call 940-761-7800 for emergencies.
Claire Kowalick, a senior journalist for the Times Record News, covers local government, military and MSU Texas. If you have a news tip, contact Claire at [email protected]
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