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Duval County's first COVID-19 case confirmed in Freer

It is unknown at this time if the case was travel related or community spread.
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DUVAL COUNTY, Texas — Officials in Duval County have now confirmed their first resident testing positive for the coronavirus.

The patient is said to be a man in his 60's. He is said to be self-quarantined at his home in Freer. The mayors of Freer and San Diego spoke to us about this case this afternoon and have this advice for residents of Duval and everyone else.

"As we tell the community just act as if your next door neighbor has it, take those precautions because we don't know who has it," San Diego Mayor Sally Lichtenberger said. 

Freer Mayor Arnold Cantu also speaking to 3News saying "if you don't have to be out, don't be out, send one person to the store use every precaution there is stay safe." 

Mayor Lichtenberger  also happens to be the Emergency Management Coordinator for Duval Countu. She says this patient is not sure of how he caught the virus. It is unknown at this time if the case was travel related or community spread.

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the Coastal Bend, click here.

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