The Grayson County Health Department announced Wednesday morning that two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county. The newest confirmed cases are from Bells.

Grayson County Health Department Director Amanda Ortez said both patients are in their 60s and are hospitalized locally.

As with the other nine confirmed cases in the county, 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.

“The Grayson County Health Department will continue, in partnership 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 Donald Trump, Governor Greg Abbott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Texas Department of State Health Services,” Ortez said in the release announcing the two additional cases.

She advised that those who 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, should call their healthcare provider. To prevent potential spread, please alert your 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,” she said.

The Grayson County Health Department’s 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