29 new cases reported in Ector County

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – 29 new Coronavirus cases are being reported in Ector County, according to an update Thursday afternoon.

Stats show 2,455 confirmed cases and 1,161 probable cases for a total of 3,616 cases in the County. Additionally, stats show 726 active cases and 236 tests pending.

2,833 have recovered from the virus.

Ector County has seen some positive trends in recent weeks as case numbers have dropped along with hospitalizations.

Dr. Timothy Benton, Chief Medical Officer at MCH, confirmed the data on Monday saying Ector County is trending in the right direction.

“The curve, the rolling seven day average, has been declining,” Dr. Benton said and noted the positivity rate has fallen about two percent from 19 to 17.

“Not a big drop but it is improving,” Benton said.

However, he also issued a reminder that while things are trending down, “it’s not zero, it’s still out there” and residents should stay vigilant in the days ahead.

Dr. Rohith Saravanan, Chief Medical Officer at ORMC, echoed the comments from Dr. Benton and said it is encouraging news but they will be waiting and watching as students return to school this week.


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