Washington County now has its third confirmed case of COVID-19.
The announcement was made by Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Bryan Ruemke during an emergency meeting of Washington County Commissioners this (Thursday) afternoon at Washington County EMS Station #2.
Update @ 5:35 p.m.: According to County Judge John Durrenberger, the third confirmed case is in a male employee of Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Durrenberger said the dealership is voluntarily closing for 14 days in order to protect its employees and take any necessary precautions.
The county’s second case was confirmed by Ruemke this morning to be in a man in his 60s. Ruemke stated, while the cause of the second case was under investigation, it was believed to be community spread.
No other information was given on the second or third confirmed cases.
The first case of the virus was confirmed Wednesday to be in a male in his 40s who works for the City of Brenham.
KWHI will add to this story as soon as new information becomes available.