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Two presumptive positive coronavirus cases confirmed in Brazoria County

Both individuals live together at a home in the Alvin area, officials said.

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas — The Brazoria County Health Department has reported two confirmed presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in the Alvin area.

Both individuals live in the same home. No other description of the individuals was released.

Officials said they were tested at a Harris County health facility, after which both tests returned with presumptive positive results. The individuals then notified the Brazoria County Health Department and the city of Alvin.

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Brazoria County officials said these individuals have not traveled outside the Houston area, but they did attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cook-Off and events.

The Brazoria County Health Department is conducting an epidemiological investigation and is working to identify any contacts they may have had.

What does 'presumptive positive' mean?

Presumptive positive cases are persons with at least one respiratory specimen that tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 at a state or local laboratory.

Laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases are persons with at least one respiratory specimen that tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 at a CDC laboratory.

State health laboratories are reporting their results to the CDC. The CDC is consolidating state reports and combining them with CDC-confirmed test results to present a national aggregated case count. 

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