A mother and 3-year-old now among the 3 confirmed cases of coronavirus in North Dallas.
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On Monday, officials with Collin County Health Care Services confirmed a man in his 30's tested positive for a “presumptive case” of COVID-19. Officials speculate he came into contact with the virus while on a trip to California. Today, two more cases were confirmed: the Frisco man’s wife and three-year-old child.
The couple have four children. Officials say the family members were tested hours after the “presumptive positive” results came back for the father. One of the children had an inconclusive test and is being re-tested - the other family members tested negative.
Only three members of the family have been confirmed for coronavirus, all of the immediate family and those close to them are in self-quarantine in their homes and are said to be in stable condition.
Business Trip in California
The father is believed to have been exposed during a business trip to California but health officials say he did not pose a risk to passengers on the plane. Likewise, health officials believe that the school his kids attend are safe and under no risk of catching the virus.
Officials say the immediate risk of novel coronavirus transmission in Collin County remains low.For most people, COVID-19 only causes mild or moderate symptoms — such as fever and cough. But for some, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness
How to Avoid 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 everyday 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 are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott