First COVID-19 case reported at Focus Care in Fort Stockton; PCMH has first Coronavirus hospitalization

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Monday evening saw two new developments for Pecos County with the COVID-19 pandemic, with Pecos County Memorial Hospital seeing its first COIVD-19-related hospitalization, while Focus Care of Fort Stockton saw its first confirmed case among its resident.

A 44-year-old man from Dallas County stayed at PCMH for two days and one night before being released to self-quarantine in Pecos County. The case has been assigned to Dallas County, along with that of the man's 51-year-old brother, who also tested positive and is reportedly quarantining with his brother. 

According to PCMH CEO Betsy Briscoe, the 44-year-old was screened at the Walk-in Clinic before being admitted to the hospital due to diffuclty breathing. As per protocols, the man was screen and hospitalized in isolation areas and did not pass through non-isolation areas of PCMH's facilities. 

"We took all precautions with PPE (personal protective equipment) and in cleaning the areas," Briscoe said. 

The man was sent into home-quarantine prior to receiving confirmation of his test. 

The resident at Focus Care is a 78-year-old woman who has been assigned Case #35. Her sources of contraction is not yet known. She is hospitalized at Odessa Regional Hospital. She was test at PCMH on June 10. 

In other news, Case #30, 39-year-old female tested May 31 at Midland Memorial Hospital with source of contraction unknown, was moved to recovered.

Pecos County now has 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases with five active and 30 recovered. None of the cases assigned to Pecos County have been hospitalized. 

According to Jessie Dominguez, the county's emergency management coordinator, reported Monday night that Pecos County had tested 658 people, with 591 negative tests, and 21 tests pending. 

In addition to the 35 cases assigned to Pecos County (30 recovered, five active), 11 positive tests were conducted in the county, but the patients were assigned to other counties. Of those 11, nine are recovered. 

Here is a list of confirmed cases from Pecos County (Recovered cases in italics):

• Case #1: 54-year-old woman was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic on March 27. Her test results came back from a private laboratory on April 4. Exposure source not determined. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #2: 50-year-old male was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic. According to Shuster, the man is listed as a “close member to Case #1.” Shuster said he could not provide additional information on the relationship. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #3: A male listed in the 65-70 age group. He reportedly came in contact with Case #2. He was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #4: 49-year-old male was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic. Shuster did not have the test date. He is an employee at TDCJ N5 in Fort Stockton. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #5: 39-year-old male tested at Mallik Medical Clinic. Possible connections to Case #1 and #2. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #6: Offender at TDCJ N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #7: 47-year-old female . Test was done by PCMH. She is an employee at TDCJ N5 in Fort Stockton. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

• Case #8: A 37-year-old woman tested at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. She is an employee at the TDCJ N5 Unit in Fort Stockton, and has been connected to Case #6, an inmate at the state prison facility. TDCJ N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #9: A 35-year-old female tested at Pecos County Memorial Hospital . She is an employee at the state’s TDCJ N5 Unit. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #10 is a 39-year-old male who tested at National Guard mobile unit in Fort Stockton and is quarantined at home with Case #9. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

Case #11 is a 59-year-old male employee of the TDCJ N5 Unit. He was tested at Pecos County Memorial Hospital on April 27. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

• Case #12 is reported as a 28-year-old female employee at N5. She was tested April 29 at a National Guard mobile testing unit in Mertzon. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #13 is a male offender at the N5 Unit who was tested April 29. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #14 is a 53-year-old female employee at the N5 Unit. She was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic on April 28. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #15: 45-year-old male employee at the N5 Unit. He was tested May 3 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

Case #16: 39-year-old male with possible contraction as a family member of Case #11. He who was tested May 5 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

Case #17: 67-year-old female employee at N5 Unit. Tested May 9 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.  

Case #18: 48-year-old male employee at the Lynaugh Unit and spouse of Case #7. Tested May 9 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

Case #19: 64-year-old female employee at the N5 Unit who was tested May 9 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

Case #20: 37-year-old male employee at the N5 Unit who was tested May 9 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

Case #21: 35-year-old male employee at the TDCJ Lynaugh Unit who was tested May 9 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.

Case #22: 51-year-old male employee at the TDCJ’s N5 Unit in Fort Stockton who tested positive for COVID-19 duirng testing May 12 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

Case #23: 65-year-old female who may have contracted the virus from Case #11 or #16. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

Case #24: 41-year-old male with possible contraction from Case #16, who is a co-worker. He tested on May 12. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

• Case #25: 56-year-old female who tested May 18 at Mallik Medical Clinic. Listed as “community spread.” Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

Case #26: 41-year-old female tested May 19 at Cactus Health Services. Connected to Case #24. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

Case #27: 31-year-old male employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s N5 Unit. He was tested on May 12 at PCMH. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

• Case #28: 59-year-old male contracted from Case # 25. Tested May 21 at Mallik Medical Clinic. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

• Case #29: Unknown age male who is a Pecos County resident, but was tested on May 26 out of state. Possible contraction from out-of-state family. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. 

• Case #30: 39-year-old female tested May 31 at Midland Memorial Hospital. Source of contraction unknown. Quarantine over; listed as recovered.

• Case #31: 41-year-old female employee of Focus Care facility in Crane (not Fort Stockton). Tested June 2 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. Self-quarantining at home with family.

• Case #32: 12-year-old male tested June 8 at PCMH. Contracted vrus while visiting a family member out of town. Quaranting at home with family.

• Case #33: 16-year-female tested June 8 at PCMH. Contracted vrus while visiting a family member out of town. Quaranting at home with family.

• Case #34: 20-year-female employee of Focus Care facility in Crane (not Fort Stockton). Tested June 8 at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. Self-quarantining at home with Case #31.

• Case #35: 78-year-old woman at Focus Care. Her source of contraction is not yet known. She was test at PCMH on June 10. She is hospitalized at Odessa Regional Hospital. 

Nine employees of the N5 unit who tested positive May 9 at PCMH were assigned to El Paso County per the Texas Department of State Health Services. All cases are out of quarantine and recovered. 

• Two brothers from Dallas County, ages 51 and 44, tested positive at PCMH. The brothers are quarantining at a home in Pecos County. The 44-year-old was hospitalized at PCMH for two days and one night. 

A 58-year-old female citizen of Mexico tested positive at PCMH on May 17. Referred to Mexico by state DSHS and is out of quarantine and recovered.

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