Cochise County’s Health & Social Services Department received confirmation of a positive test this morning (Wednesday, March 25). The first case was confirmed on Friday, March 20.

The individual who tested positive is a female adult who has just returned from overseas travel. She has followed all self-isolation guidance and is recovering at home. A contact investigation has been completed and no threat to the community has been found. The county will not be releasing any further information about this individual to protect their privacy.

The individual who tested positive on March 20 is recovering at home and remains in self-isolation.

“It’s important to note that both confirmed cases are related to domestic and overseas travel, but neither case is connected,” said Health Director Carrie Langley. “We want to remind the public that they should adhere to current travel advice from the CDC. Anyone who has recently returned from a trip should self-quarantine for 14 days, self-monitor for symptoms and social distance.”

Symptoms include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Anyone experiencing symptoms is advised to stay home and self-manage their care, and to stay away from others until at least 72 hours after their fever is gone and symptoms of acute infection resolve. Contact your healthcare provider if you are unable to manage your symptoms at home.

The county has established a COVID-19 website where the public can find a wealth of information, including testing criteria, community and business resources, case updates, donation and volunteer opportunities, social media help sites, County services updates, and more. Visit https://covid-cochisehealth.hub.arcgis.com/

Submitted by Cochise County

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