The Jasper County Health Department confirmed Friday evening the first case of COVID-19 in Jasper County. They did not reveal the individual's name, gender, or city of residence but did state it was an international traveler in their 20's who tested positive for the virus.

TheJasper County Health Department will notify people who have had contact with the patient. If exposed, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.