The Jackson County Health Department has announced a third case of someone in Eastern Jackson County testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.


The department made the announcement late Wednesday and, as in the previous two cases, did not release the person’s hometown.


In a news release, the county described the patient as “a man is his 70’s who had not recently traveled” and said the Health Department is trying to identify close contacts of that person


The other two cases, reported earlier in the week, were described as a man in his 40s who had recently traveled internationally and a woman in her 80s who had not traveled recently.