Rusk County officials confirm first case of COVID-19 in the county

Rusk County officials confirm first case of COVID-19 in the county
The COVID-19 outbreak is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China. (Source: Pixabay)

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Rusk County Office of Emergency Management says a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the area.

Officials say the case is reportedly travel-related. The person is isolated at home, they said, but could not share other details due to patient privacy laws.

State officials will be conducting follow-up interviews with persons known to have had contact with the infected person.

Rusk County received word tonight of its first confirmed case of COVID-19. It is reportedly travel related. See the...

Posted by Rusk County OEM on Monday, March 16, 2020

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