COVID-19: Two additional deaths, nursing home outbreak confirmed in Pecos County

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Pecos County officials confirmed two additional Pecos County residents passed away due to COVID-19 related issues on Oct. 17 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas

One resident was a 94-year-old female who was hospitalized on Sept. 29 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. The second patient was an 80-year-old male who hospitalized on Sept. 30 at PCMH.

The two fatalities bring the death total to eight in Pecos County since the start of the pandemic and is the first deaths since Aug. 15 – exactly nine weeks prior Saturday’s fatalities.

Despite the two deaths, active case numbers in Pecos County reached 22 on Monday, Oct. 19 – the lowest active case numbers since Sept. 29.

That number drastically changed on Tuesday, Oct. 20 as an outbreak was reported at the Pecos County Nursing Home in Fort Stockton. Fourteen residents of the nursing home tested positive. Four of those residents are hospitalized as of Oct. 20 – three at PCMH and one at MCH.

With four additional positive tests on top of the nursing home outbreak in Tuesday’s report, the active case number is at 40 as of Tuesday – the highest number of active cases since Oct. 12.

For Oct. 13 to Oct. 21 there has been 40 new positive tests and 31 recoveries.

Since the start of the pandemic there has been 349 positive tests in Pecos County with 301 recoveries. A total of 2,385 have been tested with 1,925 coming back negative (80.7 percent). There are 25 results pending as of Oct. 20.

To see more info on COVID-19 updates in the county watch the weekly COVID update with Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster and Fort Stockton mayor Chris Williams on the Fort Stockton Pioneer’s Facebook Live stream every Thursday.

Here is a list of current active cases in Pecos County:

  • Case #265 68-year-old male with contraction from a confirmed case. Tested on Sept. 29 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #278 40-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Sept. 28 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #298 47-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 7 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #302 82-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 8 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #305 44-year-old male with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 8 at PCMH. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #306 43-year-old female with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 8 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #309 27-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #310 23-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 8 at Cactus. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #311 85-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 13 at PCMH. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #318 36-year-old female with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 12 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #319 19-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 13 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #320 81 year-old-female with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 14. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #321 81-year-old female with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 14. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #323 36-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #324 52-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #325 53-year old female with possible contraction from travel. Tested on Oct. 12 at Cactus. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #326 17-year-old male with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 15 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.
  • Case #327 34-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #328 15-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 14 at Cactus. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #329 14-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 14 at Cactus. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #330 40-year-old male with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 15 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #331 90-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #332 97-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #333 63-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #334 89-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #335 50-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at FCNH. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #336 27-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #337 97-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 15. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #338 90-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 15. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #339 85-year old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 15. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #340 66-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 15. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case 341 69-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 15. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #342 84-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 15. Self-quarantined at FCNH.
  • Case #343 43-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at FCNH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #344 53-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 12 at FCNH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #345 81-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 20. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #346 50-year-old male with unknown contraction. Tested on Oct. 20 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.
  • Case #347 80-year-old male with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 20. Hospitalized at PCMH.
  • Case #348 23-year-old female with contraction from confirmed case. Tested on Oct. 20 at PCMH. Self-quarantine at home.

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