COVID-19 Across the South Plains

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon—

FLOYD COUNTY – Earlier this week Floyd County reported their first COVID-19 positive result. Everyday these cases change across the South Plains.

The Floyd County case who was reported on earlier this week is a 65-year-old female. Her transmission type is outside of County.

Wednesday, Hale County reported their first death related to the virus. This was the eighth case reported in Hale County. A female 61+ years old. Her transmission was local. Hale County consists of Hale Center, Plainview, Cotton Center and Petersburg.

In Hale County the first case was confirmed on March 24. An adult male between the ages of 21-40 who has recovered.

The second case was a female between the ages of 21-40. She has since recovered.

The third case in Hale County was also a female between the ages of 41-60 years old. Her transmission type is outside of County.

The fourth case is an adult male between the ages of 41-60. His transmission type in local.

The fifth case in Hale County was a male with age range 60+ years old. This male is currently at home, according to the Hale County Health Department. His transmission type outside of the County.

The sixth case in Hale County is a female in the 61+ year old age range who is currently hospitalized and her transmission type is local.

The seventh case in Hale County is a male between the ages of 21-40 years old and his transmission type is local.

The ninth case is a male 61 years or older, he is currently hospitalized, and his transmission type is local.

According to Swisher Memorial Hospital Foundation, Swisher County has reported their fourth case of the virus on Monday. Swisher County is made up of Tulia and Kress.

Motley County reported to have their first case of the coronavirus. The case is a resident of Matador Health and Rehab center.

Crosby County reported their first case on Saturday night. There are no other facts know about this case. Crosby County is made up of Crosbyton, Ralls, Lorenzo and Cone.

Dickens County Judge Kevin Brendle confirmed their first case of the virus on April 7.  This individual is employed by Dickens County and works in the Courthouse Annex. This person is reported to be in isolation, but no other information is known at this time.

Castro County has reported to have 11 confirmed cases with one death.

Dawson County has reported having six confirmed cases with one death.

Hockley County, which is made up Levelland, Ropeseville, Smyer, Anton, Sundown, Whitharral, Opdyke West and Roundup have reported 14 cases with one death.

Lamb County has reported having one active case with zero deaths.

According to the Lubbock County Health Department as of Sunday, Lubbock has reported 307 cases, of which 223 of those are active, 68 people have recovered, and 16 deaths have been reported.

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