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Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Hockley County
Published:
3/24/2020 3:34:40 PM
Last Updated:
3/24/2020 4:35:16 PM


 
Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge announced two more people in Hockley County had tested positive for COVID-19, Tuesday.

The new cases brings the total in Hockley County to five. The announcement of the new cases comes a week after the first case was confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

Baldridge said the two new cases were not residents of Levelland. The fourth confirmed case is a 31-year-old resident of Sundown. Travel is unknown at this time. The individual tested in Lubbock and listed a Lubbock address but upon investigation, it was found the individual lives in Sundown. The Department of Health Services is trying to make contact to ensure home monitoring is occurring, Baldridge said.

The fifth case is a 31-year-old resident of Ropesville. Baldridge said this case is not travel related and is under investigation. The individual was tested in Lubbock at a drive-thru clinic on March 22.

So far, the cases in Hockley County are as follows:

Case No. 1
Reported Tuesday, March 17
Travel related
Levelland resident
Patient was hospitalized
Patient has been released from the hospital
Age: 55 years old

Case No. 2
Reported Thursday, March 19
Not suspected to be travel related
Levelland resident
Patient is hospitalized
Age range: 60 years old and older
Investigation is ongoing

Case No. 3
Reported Saturday, March 21
Not travel related
Sundown resident
Patient is hospitalized
Age range: 60 years old and older
Investigation is ongoing

Case No. 4
Reported Tuesday, March 24
Travel unknown at this time
Sundown resident
Patient is home monitoring
Age: 31
Investigation is ongoing

Case No. 5
Reported Tuesday, March 24
Not travel related
Ropesville resident
Age: 31
Investigation is ongoing
 

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