MARTIN COUNTY, Texas — The first case of COVID-19 has been reported in Martin County.

The case was announced March 26 on the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

The Martin County Hospital District tells us that while the person lives in Martin County their housing sits in the Midland City limits. TXDSHS is counting the case towards Martin County.

The patient never went to Martin County Hospital but was instead tested at Midland Memorial Hospital and self-quarantined.

The Martin County Hospital District says while they are not dealing with any confirmed COVID-19 patients, they are also in need of supplies and would appreciate donations of any PPE products.

This joins multiple other cases in the Permian Basin, including one reported case in Crane, six other cases in Midland and one in Reeves County.

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