New cases, recoveries reported in Hockley & Cochran County

New cases and recoveries from COVID-19 continue to be reported in both Hockley and Cochran counties.

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hockley County and nine new cases were reported in Cochran County this week.

Also, 25 new recoveries were reported in Hockley County and four recoveries were reported in Cochran County.

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge said four cases were reported Wednesday and six new cases were reported Friday.

There have been a total of 174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hockley County and a total of 20 cases of COVID-19 in Cochran County.

In Hockley County, there have been 117 recoveries, there are 53 active cases and four deaths have been reported. In Cochran County, there have been seven recoveries, and there are 13 active cases.

Of the four Hockley County cases reported Wednesday, three were Levelland residents and one was a Sundown resident. Of the six cases reported Friday, five were Levelland residents and one was an Anton resident.

The age ranges of the Levelland cases reported Wednesday include one case between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, 20 and 30 years old, and 30 and 40 years old.

The Sundown resident is between the ages of 20 and 30 years old.

The Levelland residents who were reported positive Friday include age ranges of 10 to 20 years old, 20 to 30 years old, two cases between the ages of 30 and 40 years old and one case between the ages of 50 and 60 years old.

The Anton case involves a resident between the ages of 20 and 30 years old.

Judge Baldridge also said the county had received information regarding the free COVID-19 testing clinic held at the Levelland Civic Center on July 14.

She said of the 177 people who were tested, only five returned a positive result. However, she said DSHS was not clear on whether the cases had already been reported to the county as new cases.

She added that only three of the five people who tested positive were Hockley County residents.

Cochran County Judge Pat Sabala Henry reported nine new cases of COVID-19 this week, with three reported Tuesday, four reported Wednesday and two reported Thursday.

Judge Henry said all the new cases involve Morton residents. The three cases reported Tuesday involve two residents between the ages of 20 and 30 years old and one case involves a person between the ages of 40 and 50 years old.

Of the four cases reported Wednesday in Cochran County, one case involves a person between the ages of 50 and 60 years old, one case involves a person between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, one case involves a person between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, and the fourth case involves a person between the ages of 10 and 20 years old.

The two new cases reported Thursday involve a person between the ages of 20 and 30 years old and a person between the ages of 40 and 50 years old.

In Texas, there have been 403,307 cases confirmed, including 251,346 recoveries, 145,771 active cases and 6,190 fatalities, as of Friday morning.

The testing positivity rate in Texas has dropped to 12.5 percent, as of Monday, which was the most recent information on the DSHS website Friday morning.

The testing positivity rate has dropped from 13.44 percent, which was reported on July 24. The highest rate of positivity was 17.4 percent on July 16. The lowest testing positivity rate was 4.27 percent on May 26.

There have been 3.5 million COVID-19 tests administered in Texas. There have been 237,895 antibody tests with 11,227 people testing positive for antibodies.

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