COVID-19 active cases drop to 4-month low

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COVID-19 active cases drop to 4-month low

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 22:37
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It has been over four months since active COVID-19 cases in Pecos County have dropped below 20 people.

On Tuesday, Feb. 16 the active case number reported in the county was 18 – the lowest number reported since Sept. 28, 2020.

There have been 17 new cases reported from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16 and 26 recoveries, moving the active case number down by 10 since Feb. 9.

Hospitalizations also continue to maintain at low levels for Pecos County residents. There were two people hospitalized at Pecos County Memorial Hospital due to COVID-19 on Feb. 16 and five additional people hospitalized statewide.

The total of number of positive COVID-19 tests in the county since the start of the pandemic is 1,039.

There have been a total of 4,306 tests administered and 3,046 of those came back negative.

The COVID-19 death total in the county is at 32 with the last death happening on Feb. 4.

No vaccine clinic this week

Due to winter weather conditions, Pecos County Memorial Hospital will not hold a clinic this week at the Pecos County Civic Center.
The conditions prevented a delivery of COVID-19 vaccines from Medical Center Hospital in Odessa to Fort Stockton.

PCMH CEO Betsy Briscoe stated that on Tuesday that the hospital may receive the shipment on Friday but will not hold a clinic until next week, likely on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

There have been 2,791 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine given out in the county thus far – 1,805 being Moderna and 490 being Pfizer.

A total of 490 people have received their Moderna second doses and no people have received their Pfizer second doses. The people who received the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 29 are set to receive their second dose next week.