The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced four new cases of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County bringing the total to 11. The Public Health branch is currently conducting an investigation into each case.
The individuals were all either contacts to other confirmed cases or travelers. All the individuals are currently at home under self-isolation.
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During the course of the investigations, Public Health nursing staff work to identify all individuals who may have come into contact with the positive cases, ensure they are self-quarantining, and monitoring their health.
The nursing staff check in with all the close-contact individuals to monitor symptoms. They are tested if they become symptomatic. Through this process of contact investigation, we can expect to find more cases.
“It’s important at this time that our community heed the governor’s order to shelter-at-home and ensure they’re only leaving their homes to access essential services,” stated Dr. Karen Haught, County Health Officer. “We are wishing all our positive cases a swift recovery.”