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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.

This story will be updated with new graphs by 6 p.m. every weekday as new cases and recoveries are announced. Some counties do not report cases every day.

Midland County is at 2,592 cases, with 48 deaths and 1,331 recoveries. This puts them at 1,213 active cases.

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Ector County sits at 3,531 cases with 54 deaths and 2,675 recoveries. This puts them at 800 active cases. 

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Howard County currently has 166 cases. There have been 110 recoveries and five deaths, putting them at 51 active cases at this time.

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Dawson County is up to 143 cases and has three deaths and 120 recoveries, meaning the county has 20 active cases at this time.

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Andrews is up to 297 cases with six deaths and 197 recoveries, meaning there are 94 active cases.

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Gaines sits at 158 cases with 85 recoveries and three deaths, putting them at 70 active cases.

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Pecos County is up to 242 cases, with one death and 176 recoveries. This leaves 65 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 70 total cases with 54 recoveries.The state has reported that Crane had 10 deaths, but DSHS changed their protocols in reporting which deaths belong to which county, lowering it to two deaths. Going with local numbers this puts them at 6 active cases.

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Scurry County is sitting at 228 cases confirmed. One death has been reported and 125 have recovered at this time, which leaves them with 102 active cases.

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Brewster County is at 198 confirmed cases (with one probable case). With 189 recoveries and two deaths reported, there are currently seven active cases.

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Presidio now has 46 cases. 29 recoveries have been reported, and they sit at 17 active cases.

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Reeves County currently lists 190 cases with 132 recoveries and two deaths, putting them at 56 active cases.

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Ward County sits at 88 cases with 80 recoveries and two deaths, leaving them at six active cases.

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Winkler County has 80 cases with 56 recoveries, one death and 23 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. Now they are up to 740 cases with four deaths and 206 recoveries, meaning 530 cases are active.

It took several months for recoveries to begin to be reported, with only two recoveries mentioned for the longest time.

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Eddy County currently sits at 284 cases, with four deaths and 82 recoveries reported. They sit at 192 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

Recovery from COVID-19: What happens after the 14 days