Unified Midland to provide update on COVID-19 response

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Health, City and County leaders will provide another update today on their response to Coronavirus in Midland County.

Currently, there are 67 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Midland County. Health officials also confirmed Thursday morning that the fifth Coronavirus-related death had been reported in Midland.

The woman was a patient in her 70’s and City officials say she was a resident at Midland Medical Lodge.

The greatest spike in positive cases came earlier this week after an outbreak was confirmed at Midland Medical Lodge.

Midland Health CEO Russell Meyers said Wednesday, at least 30 people tested positive at the facility. Additionally, Meyers said they are still monitoring the patients at MML and say they are waiting on a few of those tests to come back.

The total went up again last night after a doctor at Midland Memorial Hospital tested positive for the virus.

City officials say the doctor is a physician who practices in the critical care unit at MMH and he is currently isolating at home. His source of exposure is contact with a known case. Since the positive result came back, officials with Midland Health said they have tested nine other physicians and 41 employees are being monitored.

The physicians non-coronavirus patients are being traced, the release reads.

The briefing will begin at 9 a.m.

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