First COVID-19 case in Hood County confirmed
Hood County now has its first positive COVID-19 test result for a local resident. Lakeside Physicians received the positive result Wednesday morning. The person, who is in their 50s, was tested Monday because their symptoms were consistent with COVID-19 - fever, cough and congestion. The person recently returned from an overseas cruise and has been informed that another passenger tested positive for the virus, according to a press release issued by Hood County Health Authority Dr. David Blocker. After being tested, the Hood County resident was sent home with guidelines for self isolation. The patient is being treated and remains isolated with family members, the press release states. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lake Granbury Medical Center had tested 25 patients. Four tests were negative and 21 are pending. Lakeside Physicians has tested 39 patients, according to Blocker. Of that number, one test came back positive, 9 had negative results and 29 are pending.