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Collin County confirms 3 cases of Coronavirus in the Frisco family – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

There are now three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Collin County, health officials confirmed Tuesday.

The updated issue includes the original case of a Frisco man, his wife and their 3-year-old boy, Collin County Judge Chris Hill said. Test results for three other children in the family tested negative.

The family is quarantined in her home and all members are in stable condition.

The man had been in the Silicon Valley area on a business trip last week and allegedly made contact with someone carrying the COVID-19 virus, Hill said in a press conference on Monday. The man noticed that he felt sick after arriving home and was not contagious while on the plane.

Hill said there are believed to be around 20 people who may have come into contact with the man and his family. County health officials are contacting these people and the risk of transmission in Collin County remains low.

Frisco ISD on Monday confirmed that one of the children in the family is attending Tadlock Elementary School. On Tuesday, health officials confirmed that the boy who tested positive was not of school age and did not go to kindergarten.

The two school-aged children in the family had no symptoms and were not contagious when they were in school.

Frisco ISD is currently on spring break.

Health officials tested a seventh person on Monday who came in contact with the family immediately after the father reported testing the supposed positive for COVID-19. The individual is now in quarantine.

Cleaning crews dressed in full protective suits entered Frisco’s Tadlock Elementary School on Monday, hours after the district emailed parents to let them know that the father of at least one student at the school tested positive for coronavirus. .

Collin County Epidemiology staff are closely monitoring cases and working to identify additional patients who have come into contact with the family.

There have now been more than two dozen COVID-19 cases reported across the state, including one case announced Tuesday in the Longview area.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause serious complications, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more serious illness can take three to six weeks to recover. In mainland China, where the virus first exploded, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed and over 58,000 have been recovered.

Texas lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Austin on Tuesday to discuss state preparedness for the new virus. Some other legislative meetings have been canceled due to health concerns.

How to avoid the COVID-19 infection:

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these daily actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Cover the cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

* Information shared by the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

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