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Breaking down COVID-19 cases in West Texas, SE New Mexico

The total number of cases in a county may seem scary, so it's important to look at the active cases within context of recoveries and deaths.

NewsWest 9 is working to bring you the most accurate information on COVID-19 cases in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.

These graphs will provide important context to how many active cases are actually in the most impacted counties.

All numbers come from local or state health departments and use recoveries, deaths, and total cases to showcase the number of active cases since they began popping up in that area.

At this time we have chosen the following counties to showcase the graphs of: Midland, Ector, Andrews, Howard, Crane, Scurry, Pecos, Dawson, Presidio, Brewster, Reeves, Ward, Winkler, Eddy and Lea.

These counties were featured because they have 10 cases or more.

Midland County is at 7,654 cases, with 145 deaths and 4,902 recoveries. This puts them at 2,607 active cases. 

Midland is currently behind on reporting cases, and have an additional amount of confirmed cases that have not been reported in an official capacity. These cases have not been reported yet because cases are tied to a person's official county of residence and the health department must confirm the counties they live in.

Everything from Nov. 12-on is speculative based on unconfirmed cases with the most recent deaths and recoveries.

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Ector County sits at 10,611 cases with 158 deaths and 8,661 recoveries. This puts them at 1,792 active cases. 

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Howard County currently has  4,021 cases. There have been 3,628 recoveries and 68 deaths, putting them at 325 active cases at this time.

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Dawson County is up to 1,517 cases and has 24 deaths and 1,316 recoveries, meaning the county has 177 active cases at this time.

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Andrews is up to 1,523 cases with 27 deaths and 1,233 recoveries, meaning there are 263 active cases.

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Gaines County sits at 1,279 cases with 1,209 recoveries and 20 deaths, putting them at 50 active cases.

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Pecos County is up to 1,379 cases, with 26 deaths and 1,200 recoveries. This leaves 153 active cases within the community.

However, a large portion of the cases are connected to the N5 unit, including a recent huge jump in cases among inmates. Additionally, there are several cases within the county who are listed as El Paso cases due to their address.

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Crane County started out with two cases that recovered quickly. However, in mid-May a breakout popped up in the nursing home, resulting in a big spike in cases. They currently stand at 529 total cases with 483 recoveries. The state has reported that Crane had nine deaths, meaning 37 cases are active.

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Scurry County is sitting at 1,964 cases confirmed. 35 deaths have been reported and 1,744 have recovered at this time, which leaves them with 185 active cases.

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Brewster County is at 88 confirmed cases. With 826 recoveries and eight deaths reported, there are currently 55 active cases.

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Presidio County is now has 635 cases. 561 recoveries have been reported as well as 17 deaths, and they sit at 57 active cases.

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Reeves County currently lists 1,118 cases with 891 recoveries and 25 deaths, putting them at 202 active cases.

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Ward County sits at 830 cases with 736 recoveries and nine deaths, leaving them with 82 active cases at this time.

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Winkler County has 557 cases with 488 recoveries, 15 deaths and 54 active cases.

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Lea County saw an early start in cases compared to most counties, but stayed at two cases for a while. It took several months for recoveries to begin to be reported, with only two recoveries mentioned for the longest time.

The county saw a significant uptick in cases in the month of July. Now, they sit at 7,144 cases with 97 deaths and 3,415 recoveries, meaning 3,632 cases are active.

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Eddy County currently sits at 5,015 cases, with 81 deaths and 2,446 recoveries reported. They sit at 2,488 active cases.

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All other counties in the Permian Basin area have anywhere from zero to nine cases and no deaths, meaning there is not enough data to accurately graph.

To see a full list of cases across West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, you can visit the article below.

LIST: Here are all the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Permian Basin

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