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DSHS reports six COVID-19 cases in Grimes County

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The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County.The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grimes County.

 

Grimes County Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly spoke with The Examiner and stated the reported number listed on the Texas Department of State Health Services website was brought to his attention, but he hasn’t been notified of an increase in cases since he reported the fourth-confirmed case Monday, April 6.

 

“What happens is they send me notices of confirmed cases first, then they update it (DSHS website),” stated Lilly. “I know in some other counties they have reported numbers in error, so I’m trying to get to the bottom of that.”

 

Right now, Lilly said he is trying to follow up with DSHS about the reported number and will provide an update as it becomes available.

 

Official Press Release from Grimes County Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8 April 2020, 2:00 pm

Fifth Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Grimes County

This message is to confirm Grimes County has a fifth confirmed case of COVID-19, a male in his 60’s who is currently hospitalized. This individual’s exposure was not travel related so is believed to be community spread.

Any further information provided on this case could potentially lead to his identity

being uncovered and for this reason the Texas Department of State Health Services

has advised that any such information cannot be released. ALL information regarding

this case that can be released has been released.