From: County Judge Kathryn Wiseman, Mayor Shannon Thomason and Howard County Emergency Management
Re: COVID-19 Update
On May 5, 2020, at approximately 8:30 AM, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of a positive test result for COVID-19. The patient is a 20-year-old male.
This patient is currently isolated at home and is expected to recover. It has been determined that the patient acquired it from his place of employment outside of our jurisdiction.
This is the sixth positive result that Howard County and Big Spring have recorded. Local officials continue to ask all members of the community to remain cautious and continue to take the necessary precaution to protect yourself and your family.
As of Tuesday, May 5th, there have been 197 COVID-19 tests conducted in Big Spring and Howard County. Of those tested, there have been 120 negative results, and 73 tests pending results. Although Howard County has been recorded as having 6 confirmed cases, it should be noted that there are 2 active cases, 3 recoveries, and 1 death.