Officials from Hendrick Medical Center and City of Abilene confirmed, Thursday morning, that a patient has tested positive for Covid-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus.

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During the press conference, the patient was identified as a 40-year-old man who went to the ER with symptoms. Said patient was placed in quarantine and is considered to be in stable condition.

At the time, officials didn't know whether the patient contracted the virus while travelling or within the local community.

You can watch the full press conference below.

News conference announcing first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County.

Posted by City of Abilene, Texas Government on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Just remember, during this time it's incredibly important to continue monitor your health and hygiene. So, wash your hands often and practice safe social distancing.

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