Officials confirm first “presumptive positive” case of Coronavirus in Collin County

Officials in Collin County are reporting the first “presumptive positive” case of the COVID-19 virus, now widely known as the Coronavirus. This is expected to be the first official case in the Dallas – Fort Worth area.

“A Frisco man in his late 30’s who recently traveled to California is stable, in isolation in his home, and is being monitored by county health care staff,” says a release issued by Collin County Judge Chris Hill.

The Collin County Health Care Services says they are still testing to confirm the initial results since the patient’s symptoms have not required hospitalization.

“CCHCS is also monitoring the man’s family, setting up any needed tests, and working to identify any contacts who may have been exposed while he was infectious.”

Officials recommend these important safety measures:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Avoid touching your face
Stay home when sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Follow CDC recommendations for using a facemask
Wash your hands often using soap for at least 20 seconds
Consult with CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories

Facts over fear. Please remain informed. There is no reason to panic and cause a disruption. Personally, what am I doing? I am washing my hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, and staying away from large public gatherings. I think it would be important for you to consider doing the same. But overall, there is no real reason to panic.