Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez confirmed on Thursday that there has been a third person in the county who has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


The 40-year-old man is quarantined and isolated, Rodriguez said.


The judge does not know if the case is travel-related or community-related. He couldn’t comment on where in the county the individual resides due to recent changes in protocol, he said.


Judge Rodriguez continues to emphasize to wash hands, practice social distancing and follow all CDC guidelines.


The State Health Department is investigating and the Judge hopes to get more clarification about the individual from them.