Pecos County has confirmed case of Coronavirus; one in Reeves County

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A 54-year-old Pecos County woman has tested positive for the Coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed case in the county.

The woman was tested six days ago in the Fort Stockton office of Dr. Malik, according to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster. The results were received locally at 7:22 p.m last night via phone call to Shuster from Dr. Rachel Sonne, the state's regional medical director based in El Paso.

The woman, her husband and a child have been self-quarantined in her residence since the test was administered. Her symptoms did not require hospitalization.

The state has a epidemic specialist researching the case, including determinig and reaching out to any people the woman may have been in contact with.

Shuster said that the woman was practicing social distancing prior to being tested and, as such, the pool of people she may have been in contact with will hopefully be limited.

Shuster said that the woman was practicing social distancing prior to being tested and, as such, the pool of people she may have been in contact with will hopefully be limited. 

According the Betsy Briscoe, CEO of Pecos County Memorial Hospital, 12 people have been tested with five negatives and one postive. Six tests are still awaiting results.

There is one confirmed case in Reeves County, two in Crane County, 22 in Ector County, and 24 in Midland County. 

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