Denton County Reports 2nd Positive Case of Coronavirus

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Denton County confirmed Tuesday the second positive test for the new coronavirus: a Prosper woman in her 50s.

The woman had recently traveled and is self-isolating at home, officials said.

Denton County Public Health officials said they were working to identify people the woman had come in contact with.

"This morning's newest disaster declaration and executive order provide recommendations to limit the spread of disease," Denton County Judge Andy Eads said. "Even more so now, with a second positive case within Denton County, we stress the importance of heeding these recommendations."

Sunday, Denton County reported its first positive case of COVID-19.

The patient is a man in his 30s who lives outside the county, but is temporarily living in home isolation in Double Oak. The case is travel-related, health officials said.

The local health department is identifying and contacting people who may have been exposed.

How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

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