Hockley County reports one person recovered from COVID-19

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge announced Tuesday one person who previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Hockley County had fully recovered.

Judge Baldridge said the Department of State Health Services informed her of the recovery late Monday afternoon.

Over the weekend, Hockley County received confirmation of three new cases of COVID-19, including two Levelland residents and an Anton resident.

The first two cases were reported Saturday and involved a Levelland resident between the ages of 20 and 30 years old and an Anton resident between the ages of 40 and 50 years old.

Neither of those cases were reported to be hospitalized.

Sunday, a third new case was reported involving a Levelland resident between the ages of 50 and 60 years old.

The new cases bring the total cases in Hockley County to 10, with one death and one recovery.

Hockley County and the Levelland City Council issued stay at home orders last week and amended their declarations Monday to align them with Governor Abbott’s order issued last week, as well. The orders will remain in place through April 30.

The orders close non-essential businesses, and the amended orders also close ‘low-risk’ businesses that had been excluded from the orders last week. 

Judge Baldridge said that residents should adhere to the orders by only leaving home for essential services or to go to an essential job. She said citizens should also continue to practice social distancing.

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