UPDATE: 108 new Coronavirus cases are being reported in Ector County, according to an update Friday afternoon.
Stats show 1,575 confirmed cases and 730 probable cases for a total of 2,305 cases in the county. Additionally, stats show 1,053 have recovered from the virus and 765 tests are currently pending.
There are currently, 1,225 active cases in Ector County.
However, there is a discrepancy between numbering being reported by County officials and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. On the State COVID-19 dashboard, only confirmed cases are being reported.
ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Officials with Medical Center Hospital, Odessa Regional Medical Center, and the Ector County Health Department are set to discuss their ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic again today.
The update will come as more cases, hospitalizations and deaths are being recorded in Ector County.
Just this week, eight COVID-19 related deaths have been reported at Medical Center Hospital alone, including a hospital employee who contracted the virus.
The recent trend in fatalities matches the state-wide trend, which has increased significantly since Monday.
In fact, Texas hit another fatality record on Thursday as 129 Coronavirus-related deaths were reported throughout the state.
Officials also highly discouraged COVID-19 parties amid reports throughout the country that some are getting together with individuals who have contracted the virus to intentionally get it.
Currently there are 2,197 cases being reported in Ector County with 1,511 confirmed and 686 listed as probable. Additionally, stats from Wednesday show 911 people have recovered from the virus and about 1,200 cases are active.
However, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services is only reporting confirmed cases, creating a discrepancy in reporting between the state and county numbers.