Press Release 7-9-2020
From: County Judge Kathryn Wiseman, Mayor Shannon Thomason and Howard County Emergency Management
Re: COVID-19 Update
On July 9, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of nine (9) new positive test results for COVID-19. The individuals are isolating at home and some are currently exhibiting mild symptoms. These new cases have been determined to be community spread.
The demographic information of infected individuals has not been determined as of yet. This information is being source from DSHS, and they will release it to us when they gather the information.
Big Spring and Howard County have had 26 people recover as of today (7/09/2020).
Testing is going on in Big Spring/Howard County at several different facilities every day.
Emergency management is coordinating with each of these clinics to gather up to date information for Big Spring/ Howard County. We have been reporting those numbers to the public everyday as we get them. We realize there is a discrepancy between the numbers we report to you and what DSHS has on their website. That difference in numbers comes from Howard County/Big Spring residents going to another jurisdiction to get tested.
When that happens those clinics report to DSHS and then the positive result gets attributed to Howard county. It is impossible for local emergency management to get this information from clinics and doctors outside of our city. We work hard to ensure that our citizens have the best information possible so you can stay as safe as possible.
Howard County Judge Kathryn Wiseman
Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason