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Chambers County reports 11 positive COVID19 cases Friday

The nine positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Chambers County increases the total known cases in Southeast Texas.

BEAUMONT, Texas — The Chambers County Public Health Department confirmed Friday that 11 people in the county have tested positive for COVID-19.

Chamber County reported its first positive test result on March 21, 2020, according to the county.

The county's website is updated daily with the total number of people in the county testing positive for COVID-19.

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The names of those testing positive are not being released due to patient privacy laws.

12News is keeping track of positive cases in eight Southeast Texas counties including Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, and Tyler Counties.

The first person who contracted the virus is reportedly quarantined in her home in West Chambers County, according to the health department. The woman is between 50 and 60 years of age and reportedly in stable condition.

Officials say her immediate risk to other residents of Chambers County is low, and she will be monitored by the health department.

Her case represents a possible travel related case, according to the Chambers County website.

The second patient in Chambers County is a woman between the age of 40-50. Her test results were confirmed, but there is a pending investigation regarding how the woman caught the virus.

Additional statistics of COVID-19 patients in Chambers County, according to the county website.

  • Male      East Chambers          50-60  Not travel related
  • Male      Mid Chambers            65-75  Not travel related
  • Female  West Chambers         20-30  Not travel related
  • Female  East Chambers          30-40  Not travel related
  • Female  West Chambers         20-30  Not travel related
  • Male      West Chambers         30-40  Not travel related
  • Female  West Chambers         60-70  Travel related

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