Wood County has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus, according to the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
The individual is hospitalized and was exposed due to community spread, an announcement from Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron stated.
“We were advised today that an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 in our county, apparently due to community spread," Hebron said.
NET Health CEO George Roberts said community spread means there is one possible source for COVID-19 to become acquired by any individual.
“It is critical that all citizens follow the social distancing requirements, CDC guidelines, and the presidential and gubernatorial orders, now more than ever". She urges the public to observe these policies to curtail the spread," Hebron said.