First Tulare County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

Brandon Breeland

Tulare County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, as a resident tested positive for the virus according to Tulare County Public Health. The Tulare County Public Health Branch is currently conducting an investigation regarding the case.

According to a Sierra View Medical Center press release, “the individual is isolated at home, and is doing well”. The previous statement was the only information given about the individual in the release.

The Visalia Times-Delta also reported that the patient had previously entered public areas while showing signs of having the virus.

Sierra-View also states that, “the risk to the general public remains low”, and that they are working with multiple organizations and health departments to prevent transmission of the spread by evaluating the condition of those who treated the patient.

The hospital is also taking additional measures, including only allowing one visitor per patient in the emergency and urgent care departments.

More information regarding COVID-19, including signs, symptoms, spread and containment, and information on how to prevent yourself from getting the virus are available at the CDC’s website, cdc.gov.