Hockley County reports 51 new cases in two days

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed by the Department of State Health Services Wednesday and 36 new cases Thursday.

The new cases include 33 Levelland residents and four Anton residents.

Of the Levelland residents, three were between the ages of zero and 10, two were between the ages of 10 and 20 years old, four were between the ages of 20 and 30, two were between the ages of 30 and 40, four are between the ages of 40 and 50, six are between the ages of 50 and 60, three are between the ages of 70 and 80, three are between the ages of 80 and 90, and one case is between the ages of 90 and 100.

Of the new Anton cases, three are between 30 and 40, one is between the ages of 40 and 50 and one is between the ages of 60 and 70 years old.

The new cases reported Wednesday by Judge Baldridge included 11 Levelland residents, two Smyer residents and two Anton residents.

The age ranges of the Levelland cases include: one case between the ages of zero and 10 years old, four cases between the ages of 10 and 20 years old, one case between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, one case between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, two cases between the ages of 60 and 70 years old, one case between the ages of 70 and 80 years old, and one case between the ages of 90 and 100 years old.

The Smyer cases both involve residents between the ages of 40 and 50 years old,

The age ranges of the Anton cases include one resident between the ages of zero and 10 years old and one resident between the ages of 40 and 50 years old.

As of Thursday afternoon, the total confirmed cases in Hockley County included 550 positive cases, 355 recoveries, 10 deaths and 185 active cases.

The City of Levelland has set a press conference for 11:30 a.m. Friday, where officials are expected to address the recent surge in cases. The press conference will be livestreamed on Facebook at Facebook.com/LevellandNews1.

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