UPDATE: Bell County confirms 16 COVID-19 cases, Fort Hood Solider tests positive

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BELL COUNTY, Texas- Bell County Health District is reporting 16 cases of COVID-19 in the county.

One of these cases is a Fort Hood Soldier.

The positive case identified is a man, age range 30-39, residing in Bell County, Texas, and is a Soldier assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

The Soldier is in self-isolation at his off-post residence.

Out of an abundance of caution, other Soldiers who he may have been in contact with are self-quarantined in their residences.

Also, a military retiree identified as man, age 40-49, living in Killeen, Texas, tested positive for COVID-19 at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center.

The retiree continues his self-isolation at home in Killeen in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Fort Hood leadership is continually monitoring the situation and working closely with the Central Texas community to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area.

Below is the previous story:

BELL COUNTY, Texas- Bell County Public Health District has added two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 10.

Below is the previous story:

BELL COUNTY, TX – The Bell County Public Health District received notification of the eighth COVID-19 case in Bell County on Saturday.

Case no. 8 is a female in the 40-50 age range and with underlying health conditions. She is hospitalized. She was a resident of an assisted care facility in Temple.

It is unclear at this time how this individual contracted the virus, therefore, the case is being designated as one of community spread.

All residents and staff at the facility are currently undergoing testing. Residents will remain in place and staff has been asked to self-isolate at home, pending test results.

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