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Abilene/Taylor County announce first confirmed COVID-19 case

At a press conference Thursday morning, officials announced Taylor County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.
Credit: City of Abilene

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas —

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District announced its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County at a press conference Thursday morning.

The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of a positive test result Thursday, March 26.

In a press release, the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District continued to urge area residents to protect themselves, and its medically-fragile community members by:

  • Practicing social distancing, and staying home as much as possible

  • Washing or sanitizing hands often

  • Covering sneezes and coughs

  • Avoid touching your face

  • Staying home if you are sick

  • Routinely cleaning commonly touched surfaces

If an individual feels they may be showing symptoms for COVID-19, it is important they first call their medical provider or the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District at 325-692-5600 for screening and further instruction, the release stated.

Individuals are advised to not arrive at a medical office, facility or hospital without first making contact by phone and receiving instruction.