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Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Hockley County

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

The new cases brings the total in Hockley County to seven. 

Baldridge said the two new cases were not residents of Levelland. 

The sixth confirmed case is an individual between the age of 35-40 and is a resident of Sundown.

The seventh confirmed case is an individual between the age of 55 and 60 and is a resident of Sundown.

According to Baldridge, it is believed that one of these newly confirmed cases is related to a previously confirmed Hockley County case as to common contact.

 “I have no further information at this time and will update with further information as the investigations being conducted by DSHS move forward,” said Baldridge.

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
Case No. 6
Reported Friday, March 27
Sundown resident
Age: 35-40
Investigation is ongoing
Case No. 7
Reported Friday, March 27
Sundown resident
Age: 55-60
Investigation is ongoing

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