COVID-19 information for West Texas
WEST TEXAS (KOSA) - Texas is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases spurred on by the arrival of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19. It also may put infected people at a higher risk of hospitalization.
Medical officials say the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 and its variants is to get fully vaccinated.
There is currently no mask mandate in effect for the state of Texas.
In Midland and Odessa, hospitals are seeing a rise in the number of COVID-19 patients.
Medical Center Hospital
- Total COVID patients at MCH - 81
- Total COVID patients on the Critical Care Unit - 27
- Total COVID patients on ventilators - 22
- Total COVID patients at MMH - 75
- Total COVID patients on ventilators - 14
Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 cases across the area, according to the DSHS.
Ector - 1,994 active cases, 448 deaths, 21,097 recovered
Midland - 2,405 active cases, 315 deaths, 20,792 recovered
Howard - 273 active cases, 111 deaths, 5,073 recovered
Andrews - 230 active cases, 49 deaths, 2,001 recovered
Pecos - 186 active cases, 40 deaths, 1,809 recovered
Reeves - 214 active cases, 47 deaths, 2,885 recovered
Martin - 56 active cases, 21 deaths, 720 recovered
Ward - 243 active cases, 26 deaths, 1,412 recovered
Brewster - 14 active cases, 19 deaths, 970 recovered
Presidio - 34 active cases, 25 deaths, 828 recovered
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a map showing the level of community transmission in each county across the country. Several counties in West Texas are labeled as ‘High,’ which indicates 100 or more Total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days.
COVID-19 tests are available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and at some local pharmacies.
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