The Concho Valley is still reporting new cases of Covid 19. City health officials said 14 persons tested positive for Covid-19 reporting on Friday. The total positive cases in the county stand at 16,402 with 202 active cases. 13 persons are currently hospitalized with 5 patients in ICU. Since their last report on Wednesday, they have released 356 cases and contacts of cases. They say 324 cases did not request release letters and are past their isolation period so they were released from state and local monitoring. Also, they say that 19,000 persons have received their first vaccination dose and 12,352 have received a second dose. The county stands at a 5 point 9 percent positivity rate with 18 pending covid tests.
City Mayor Brenda Gunter and local medical officials are strongly urging everyone to continue to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose, wash hands frequently, practice social distancing, and don't attend large gatherings, to help stop the spread of Covid-19.