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New coronavirus case confirmed in Hockley County, brings total to three

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge announced a new case of coronavirus in Hockley County, Saturday.

The new case brings the count in Hockley County to three. The first case was confirmed Tuesday, followed by the second case Thursday.

The first case was reported to be travel related and Baldridge said Thursday the person was hospitalized but in good condition. Saturday, Judge Baldridge said the individual who was the first person to test positive from Hockley County was in the age range between 55 and 60 years old.

Thursday evening, a second case was confirmed. Judge Baldridge said that case is not suspected to be travel related and that the person is hospitalized in Lubbock. She said that person is in the age range 60 years old and older.

Saturday morning, Baldridge announced a third case had been confirmed. Saturday afternoon, Baldridge said the third case was also in the 60 years and older age range. The newest case of coronavirus is not hospitalized at this time. Baldridge said the person was sent home to self-monitor.

Baldridge said the Texas Department of Health Services is handling the cases for Hockley County, along with the rural counties in our region. She said they are currently conducting investigations into the newest positive cases and as information becomes available it will be released.

If anyone has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) Baldridge said they should call their primary care physician and advise them of their symptoms and the physician, along with the state health department, will determine if a test is necessary. Do not go into any physician’s office or emergency room if you believe you have coronavirus (COVID-19) without calling ahead to advise staff of your symptoms, first.

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