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Woman temporarily living in Italy confirmed as 3rd presumptive positive coronavirus case in Harris Co.

This case is the fifth of COVID-19 in Harris County and the third presumptive positive case.

HOUSTON — Harris County Health Department officials are reporting an additional presumptive positive case of coronavirus.

This case is the fifth of COVID-19 in Harris County and the third presumptive positive case.

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Officials said the case involves a woman between 20 to 30 years old who was temporarily living abroad in Italy. They said she contacted her healthcare provider when she returned and exhibited mild flu-like symptoms. The woman was then tested for coronavirus.

Officials said the woman is from the southwest quadrant of Harris County and is being quarantined at home.

The health department is asking individuals who sat in business/first class on the following flights to self-isolate and call their healthcare provider, as well as their local health department:

Flight #1

Lufthansa (LH309)

Florence to Frankfurt

10:05 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. March 3

Flight #2

United Airlines (UA47)

Frankfurt to Houston

1:50 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. March 3

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Help prevent the spread of coronavirus with the same simple steps used to protect against colds and flu:

  • 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. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school and community and allows your child an opportunity to rest and recover.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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