UPDATED: COVID-19 recoveries up to 274 across West Texas
Many of you have asked about the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in West Texas. We're tracking those recoveries for you.
The Ector County Health Department reports 137 of its 176 total cases are now recovered.
The Midland Health Department reported 73 of its total 132 confirmed COVID-19 patients have recovered.
The Andrews County reports 27 of its 27 patients are now classified as recovered.
Pecos County says 24 of its 93 cases are now recovered.
Howard County says 7 of its 9 cases are recovered.
Martin County says 2 of its 3 cases are recovered.
Winkler County reports that 2 of its 3 confirmed cases are recovered.
Crane County says 2 of its 23 cases are classified as recovered.
Per CDC guidelines, a person can be counted as recovered when they test negative for the virus. They can also be classified as recovered when the following three boxes are checked:
1) Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).
2) At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
3) At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.