Midland Health to discuss COVID-19 response

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Midland Health will discuss their ongoing Coronavirus response Tuesday.

The update will come as numbers continue to trend in the right direction. Midland Health CEO Russell Meyers noted cases are going down and fewer people are getting tested but reminded residents to remain vigilant.

With data trending in the right direction, officials say they are looking for more broad testing capabilities and for ways to begin reopening the community.

Mayor Patrick Payton even called on local State representatives to push for a special session to begin tackling the Coronavirus impact in Texas.

Payton made the case that cities in the Permian Basin, who appear to have turned the tide on COVID-19 should be allowed to reopen more businesses and lift restrictions that the entire state is currently held to by Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders.

As of Monday, the total case count in Midland County was at 3272 with 69 virus related deaths.


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