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.
- On Tuesday, April 7, officials reported the death of a man between 61 and 70 years of age. He did have underlying medical issues, and no known travel history.
- On Monday, April 6, officials reported the death of a woman between 60-70. She did have underlying medical issues. She had no known travel history.
- On April 2, the death of a man between the ages of 80 and 90 was reported. He did have underlying health issues. He had no known travel history
- On April 1, the death of a man between the ages of 70-80 years old was reported. He had underlying health issues. He had no known travel history.
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.
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:
- 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
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are 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.