Washington County confirms third case of COVID-19

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BRENHAM, Tex. (KBTX) - Washington County authorities on Thursday confirmed a third case of COVID-19.

Washington County's Office of Emergency Management said this evening it didn't have specifics about the case, but the county judge told radio station KWHI that the patient works at car dealership in Brenham that has voluntarily closed for two weeks.

The second patient was confirmed Thursday morning and is a man in his 60s, said county officials. How he contracted the virus is still unknown but it's suspected to be a community spread case.

The first Washington County case was confirmed on Wednesday and is a male in his 40s. It was also confirmed that this patient works for the City of Brenham.

Regarding that first case, the city released this statement: "We have taken all necessary steps and are following all CDC guidelines. From this point, all information regarding this case will be coming from Washington County Emergency Management and our local health officials."