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What we know about the individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in Beaumont

Health department releases age ranges after multiple requests by 12News

BEAUMONT, Texas — After multiple requests by 12News over several days, the Beaumont Public Health Department has released new details about the positive cases of COVID-19. 

As of April 6, there have been 54 positive tests results for the deadly virus received for Beaumont, China, Fannett and Nome according to the Beaumont Public Health Dept. Four Beaumont residents have died. 

The ages of the individuals range from 10-100. One case was transferred to jurisdiction of residence for follow up by the local health department. 

  • Ages 10-20: 2 
  • Ages 20-25: 1
  • Ages 20-30: 4
  • Ages 30-40: 5
  • Ages 35-40: 1
  • Ages 35-45: 2
  • Ages 40-45: 1
  • Ages 40-50: 2
  • Ages 50-55: 3
  • Ages 51-60: 1  
  • Ages 50-60: 7
  • Ages 55-60: 1
  • Ages 55-65: 1
  • Ages 60-70: 3 
  • Ages 61-70: 1
  • Ages 65-70: 3
  • Ages 65-75: 3
  • Ages 70-75: 1
  • Ages 70-80: 6
  • Ages 75-80: 1
  • Ages 75-85: 1
  • Ages 85-90: 1
  • Ages 90-100: 2

The Beaumont Public Health Department has not released the sex of the indivuals who have tested positive due to "confidentiality purposes," the department told 12News.

BPHD says that  eight of the 12 cases have been travel related. The department also says that two individuals remain hospitalized and 10 are recuperating at home. 

BPHD says they are continuing epidemiological investigations on the individuals who tested positive. They are working to identify those who have had close contact with the individual. 

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SYMPTOMS:

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, the CDC says.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

PREVENT THE SPREAD:

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.