The City of Big Spring has been working in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services to follow the confirmed cases of COVD-19 in Big Spring and Howard County. A major part of that work is contact investigation. Contact investigation is conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services to actively trace where a COVID-19 positive patient has been and where they contracted their illness.
As of Monday, April 27, 2020, Howard County has four confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the four confirmed positive cases, they know the origin of three at this time. One case was travel-related; two cases were a healthcare worker that contracted the virus from other COVID-19 patients. The fourth positive case is still under investigation by DSHS.
As of yesterday at approximately 4 PM, there have been 110 tests performed in Big Spring and Howard County. There were 12 tests pending, 96 negatives, and 4 have been confirmed with no new cases. So far, there have been 0 recovered cases.