March 23, 2020 NEWS RELEASE: Four New Cases of COVID-19 in Tulare County

March 23, 2020

The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced four new cases of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County, bringing the total to 16. The new cases are all travel-related, with three of the new cases being between the ages of 18 and 25 and one case between the ages of 26 and 40. All the individuals are at home under self-isolation.

“It’s more important than ever that our community stays at home and ensures they’re only leaving their homes to access essential services,” states Dr. Karen Haught, County Public Health Officer.  “We are wishing all our positive cases a swift recovery.”

Dinuba, Porterville, Tulare, and Visalia are the communities that are impacted with positive cases. Public Health staff have begun contact investigations this morning.

Tulare County HHSA continues to urge individuals to monitor your health closely.

  • Avoid all non-essential gatherings
  • If you are ill, stay home
  • If you are a member of a vulnerable population, stay home as much as possible
  • Practice social distancing
  • Practice good hand and environment hygiene
  • If you are a person who has traveled outside the county or country, please call 2-1-1 to find about the potential need to self-quarantine
  • Please call 2-1-1 if you have the symptoms of COVID-19, such as
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Inability to take in a deep breath
    • Other lower respiratory symptoms

Community members with urgent questions about or symptoms of COVID-19 in Tulare County can call 2-1-1 to be connected to the information and resource hotline.

If you are a member of our senior population, over 65 years of age, and you need assistance with questions and resources, please contact K/T AAA at 1-800-321-2462 or online at www.ktaaa.org.

Please note that although testing for COVID-19 is occurring at the Tulare County Public Health Lab, all results are only available through the testing physician.


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