The Grayson County Health Department has confirmed four additional positive cases of COVID-19 within Grayson County. The four additional cases consists of patients in their 50s, 60s and 70s.

Two of the three new cases are connected to a previously confirmed case. The third and fourth cases had recently traveled. All four patients are currently in home isolation.

All four newly confirmed cases are from Denison.

“The GCHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness team are identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. Any individuals identified as having close contact and having been exposed will be contacted directly by the GCHD,” Grayson County Health Department Director Amanda Ortez said in a statement.

“The Grayson County Health Department will continue, in partner with our community providers, to monitor and investigate COVID-19 within Grayson County. Grayson County will continue, and will encourage individuals, to follow preventative measures as recommended by President Trump, Governor Abbott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Texas Department of State Health Services,” she added.

People who have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 and have developed fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath within 14 days of that travel, are urged to call their healthcare provider. To prevent potential spread, those people are asked to alert their provider before arriving to the provider’s office or emergency department.

“It is important to practice social distancing and follow the Grayson County Health Department’s Isolation/Quarantine Orders. For facilities testing patients, when a positive result is received, they must promptly notify the Grayson County Health Department to ensure proper measures can be taken to limit the spread of the disease. The Grayson County Health Department’s (GDHD) 24/7 number for doctors to report positive cases to on a 24/7 basis is 903-821-5027. By law all testing must be reported to (GCHD).”