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Garland Health Department reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

Last updated on March 23, 2020

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The Garland Health Department (GHD) received a report of a laboratory confirmed human case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Garland resident in their 30s. Initial information suggests that this case is not travel related. This is the first confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Garland. The infected individual has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home under a 14-day quarantine order.   The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath, usually two to 14 days after exposure. To help prevent the spread, please remember these simple but important precautions:  

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet with all persons.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then wash your hands. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve instead of your hand.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious foods and manage your stress.

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