19th West Nile Case Reported in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - West Nile Virus has hit again. This time it's someone from Glasscock County.

The patient is being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital.

This puts the total number of cases in the Basin at 19.

As for deaths related to the West Nile Virus, there have been three.

One person from Ector County, one person from Midland and another person one from Andrews have all died.

Texas remains the hardest hit state when it comes to the virus with close to 900 confirmed cases and 47 deaths.

Children and the elderly remain most at risk.