Brazoria County Health Department has changed its criteria for determining recovered cases, according to a press release from the county.

Now, the county is considering cases to have recovered if they meet the following guidelines, according to the press release.

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started, symptoms are improving, and the individual has been fever-free for 24 hours.

  • The case is 28 days past its first positive lab test, and the patient is not in a hospital or a nursing home.

According to the release, the new criteria comes from recommendations from the CDC. The CDC stated that those with COVID-19 will be likely contagious for 10 days at the longest, according to the release. Because of this, the county is considering individuals recovered after 28 days of incubation, the release stated.