An Orange Grove woman recently tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) case.
The woman is between 20 and 25.
According to county officials, the woman is quarantined and isolated at a residence in Nueces County. The woman, whose name has not been released due to HIPAA laws, is a native of Jim Wells County, but recently moved to Nueces County and has been living there for that last several months.
"Her personal information had not update to show her current residence which is why Jim Wells County was initially alerted. Based on this new information, proper authorities in Nueces County have been notified and will handle the case, along with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. It is unknown at this time if the case is travel related or community spread," said Todd Wright, Orange Grove City Manager.
According to officials, the woman will be interviewed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to backpack her outings in the community prior to her testing and her results.
Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez stresses to every citizen to continue to follow CDC and Texas Department Emergency Management recommendations rules and recommendation as well local orders.
Please remember to continue to use social distancing and good hygiene practices.
This is a developing story.