Grimes County has it’s first confirmed case of COVID-19.
Emergency Management Coordinator for Grimes County David Lilly said that the confirmed case is a man in his fifties. No further information about him was released.
He says as for the next steps, they are working to determine where the man had traveled, who he had contact with, where he lives in the county and how he may have contracted the virus.
Lilly says, while it is of course concerning to see, it is not a time for alarm.
“I would urge citizen’s not to freak out over this. I know it is concerning, it concerns us that one of our citizen’s has been confirmed. But, we knew this was going to happen. It is just the law of averages. We are going to have people who are going to get COVID,” said Lilly. “But it does not mean this is going to be the end or whatever…a 98 percent survival rate is a pretty darn good average. So, we ask people to continue using their precautions…but, try as best to go about your normal business and maintain your normal lives. I know it is kind of hard in an abnormal world, but, we ask people not to panic over this.”
It is the first case in Grimes County. Two other cases were confirmed in Brazos County today, bringing the total there to three cases.
For updates, you can check the Grimes County Emergency Management Facebook page and the county website, grimescountytexas.gov.