Health authorities in Texas say they have discovered an unconfirmed case of the Mayo clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where coronavirus cases are increasing.
The Dallas Morning News reports that health authorities on Thursday said they were looking into a case of a man who had an “unconfirmed coronaviral infection”.
The man was initially isolated from the hospital in Dallas on Thursday, but was later transferred to the hospital’s private emergency room in another state.
The man is in good health and no other details were immediately available.
In the past month, the number of cases in Texas has increased by 50% compared with the same period last year, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Health authorities have warned that the virus could spread faster and more quickly in Texas because the state has been more active in spraying the city with the anti-COVID-19 vaccine.
“We’ve been working very hard in Texas to spread the vaccine in a way that’s less likely to spread, but also to make sure that we have the resources that we need to contain the spread,” said Dr Richard Loebsack, Texas health commissioner.
“And we also have to take care of the patients who may have come in contact with those patients.”
The hospital said it was working to establish a contact tracing program for anyone who may be at risk.
The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said it had been notified of the new case.
The case is the third confirmed case in the Austin area, and the first for a person from the Dallas area.
“We have seen a spike in cases in Austin.
We’ve seen a significant spike in the last week or so,” said Sarah Henson, the hospital director.
The Texas Department for Health Services has said the number is on track to reach its highest level in two years, when 2,500 cases were reported.
The number of coronaviruses in the United States has risen sharply, but experts say it is a reflection of the state’s efforts to fight the virus.
“There is a lot of focus on Texas and it is encouraging that they have been so aggressive,” said Daniel Mims, chief executive of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
“But the problem is that Texas has done a lot more than just that.”
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