Last week, information was released on another Howard County death as a result of COVID-19.
According to the press release issued on Friday morning, Howard County officials were notified on Thursday, August 13, 2020, that a 76-year-old female patient had succumbed to her illness and passed away due to COVID-19. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was being treated by her physician at a hospital outside of Howard County.
This is the seventh COVID-19 related death for Howard County.
For the week of August 10, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of thirteen (13) new positive test results for COVID-19. As of Friday morning, Howard County and Big Spring have had a total of 179 positive COVID-19 cases. There has been a decrease in the number of active cases from 50 to 34, which is a decrease of sixteen (16) ACTIVE cases from last week. The number of people recovered from COVID-19 has increased from 110 to 138.
County and City officials continue to urge community members to take every precaution to protect yourself and your family members. Please 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.