TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – As of Wednesday evening, no further details have been released on Bowie County’s first presumptive positive COVID-19 case.
As a precautionary measure, local health care providers are urging citizens to stay home as much as possible.
According to SignatureCare Emergency Center Medical Director, Dr. Jason Yost, the vast majority who get COVID-19 will not have any symptoms worse than a common cold.
“I suspect we’re going to find out once testing is readily available, that there’s a lot more people positive than we would know and I suspect there are people that have had it and didn’t know already this year, as widespread as this is, unfortunately, there’s just no quick way to test for it and diagnose at this point,” said Dr. Yost.
Officials say if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever or shortness of breath, call and alert the medical staff of your specific symptoms before coming in.