Pecos County sees two new COVID-19 cases – including one community spread – as another case clears quarantine and moves to 'recovered'

Mexican citizen also tests positive; quarantining outside of county

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A 56-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 has been classified as “community spread,” marking the first such case designation since Pecos County’s first confirmed case back on April 5. 

The woman, listed as Case #25, was tested May 18 at Mallik Medical Clinic. She is quarantining at home.

In addition, a 41-year-old female listed at Case #26, tested positive May 19 at Cactus Health Services. She is quarantining at home. Her contraction is connected to Case #24. 

Meanwhile, Case #15, a 45-year-old male employee at the N5 Unit, had cleared quarantine and is listed as recovered – the 10th recovery in the county. 

There have been no fatalities or hospitalizations in the county tied to the Coronavirus.

A 58-year-old female, who is a citizen of Mexico, tested positive at Pecos County Memorial Hospital on May 17. Her case has been referred to Mexico per the Texas Department of State Health Services. She is self-quarantine outside Pecos County, according to Pecos County Judge Joe Shuster.

What is 'Community Spread'

Community spread is a case where an individual in a specific geographic area contracts a virus without a source being determined – for example, there is no known exposure to another confirmed case or no recent travel to an area with documented cases.

The source of contraction for the county's first confirmed case was not determined, making it a community spread. And now, that is the situation with Case #25.

The county now has 16 active cases, all of which are quarantining at home.

Jesse Dominguez reported for Pecos County:

• 387 Tested

• 334 Negative

• 18 Pending

• 26 Positives

• 9 Positive but referred to El Paso County per DSHS (2 El Paso quarantined here recovered)

• 1 positive case referred to Mexico and quarantined outside of Pecos County.

• 10 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 is self-quarantine at home with her husband. Test was done by PCMH. She is an employee at TDCJ N5 in Fort Stockton.  

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 who is in home quarantined with his spouse. He was tested at Pecos County Memorial Hospital on April 27. 

• 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. She is self-quarantined at home.

• Case #13 is a male offender at the N5 Unit who was tested April 29 and is in isolation cell.

• Case #14 is a 53-year-old female employee at the N5 Unit. She was tested at Mallik Medical Clinic on April 28 and has been quarantined at home.

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. Self-quarantined at home. 

• Case #17: 67-year-old female employee at N5 Unit. Tested May 9 at PCMH. Quarantined at home. 

• Case #18: 48-year-old male employee at the Lynaugh Unit and spouse of Case #7. Tested May 9 at PCMH. Quarantined at home. 

• Case #19: 64-year-old female employee at the N5 Unit who was tested May 9 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.

• Case #20: 37-year-old male employee at the N5 Unit who was tested May 9 at PCMH. Self-quarantined at home.

• 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. He is quarantining at home according the Judge Joe Shuster.

• Case #23: 65-year-old female who may have contracted the virus from Case #11 or #16. She is quarantining at home. 

• Case #24: 41-year-old male with possible contraction from Case #16, who is a co-worker. He tested on May 12. He is quarantining at home.

• Case #25: 56-year-old female who tested May 18 at Mallik Medical Clinic. Listed as “community spread.” Quarantining at home.

• Case #26: 41-year-old female tested May 19 at Cactus Health Services. Connected to Case #24. Self-quarantined at home.

• In addition, seven employees of the N5 unit who tested positive May 9 at PCMH have been assigned to El Paso County per the Texas Department of State Health Services. All are quarantining in El Paso County.

• Two people from El Paso County who tested positive at Pecos County Memorial Hospital and quarantined at a home in Pecos County. Quarantine over; listed as recovered. These cases were assigned by the state to the tracking totals for El Paso County.

• A 58-year-old female citizen of Mexico tested positive at PCMH on May 17. Referred to Mexico by state DSHS and is quarantined outside of Pecos County.

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