Two new COVID-19 cases in Scurry County
Scurry County received confirmation of two new COVID-19 cases today.
According to information posted on the county’s scurrycovid.com website, the two positive cases are both female, the first aged between 55 and 65 years old, and the second between 35 and 45 years old.
County Judge Dan Hicks addressed the new cases in a brief Facebook announcement this afternoon.
“Continue to protect yourself. We are not through this. We don’t know when it’s going to end. We don’t know how severe it’s going to ever be,” Hicks said. “So remember to social distance. Wear your mask if you feel comfortable wearing a mask. Wash your hands. Sanitize your hands. Like I said, be careful what you do and who you’re with. Social distance and all that.”
According to the website, investigations and contact tracing are currently being conducted by Scurry County Health Unit staff. Similar information was reported on the Health Unit’s Facebook page.
The two new cases bring Scurry County’s total to four positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The two previous cases have already recovered, according to information from the Health Unit.
The news comes as Scurry County is joining Texas in beginning to open up local business. According to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, most businesses are allowed to re-open on a 25 percent capacity basis, or a 50 percent capacity basis in counties with fewer than five total COVID-19 cases. The two new cases bring Scurry County to within one of that limit.
For more information on the local impact of COVID-19, visit www.scurrycovid.com.