On July 21, 2020, Howard County Judge Kathryn Wiseman and Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason were notified that a 62-year-old female patient had succumbed to her illness and passed away. This is the third death in Howard County/Big Spring due to COVID-19. Both County and City officials are saddened by this news and extend their deepest condolences to her family members. The public is asked to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Also yesterday, Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of nine (9) new positive test results for COVID-19. These individuals are isolating at home and are currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache, low-grade fever and a cough. These new cases have been determined to be community spread.
The demographic information of the infected individuals is as follows:
With the recent and rapid increase in the number of positive cases, County and City officials urge community members to take every precaution to protect themselves and their family members. The public is urged to continue to practice social distancing, stay home when possible, wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask while in public areas. These are all things you can do to help prevent yourself and your loved ones from becoming ill from any respiratory illness including COVID-19.