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Tulare County Health, Human Resources Agency announces individual tested positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:37 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 14:37:49-04

TULARE, Calif. — Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught reported an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in Tulare County. The individual is in stable condition.

It is believed that the virus was contracted out of the area and the individual did enter public areas while showing symptoms.

Tulare County Public Health Branch is currently conducting an investigation.

“We hope the patient has a quick recovery,” said, Haught. “The safety and well-being of our community remains our top priority and we are asking community members to remain calm and implement appropriate infection control and management procedures such as staying home when ill, washing hands frequently with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes at all times with a disposable tissue, and practicing social distancing.

A report from out ABC affiliate in Fresno follows: