The number of horses infected with the West Nile virus in Lubbock County is expected to climb in the coming days. Karen McDonald, with the Texas Department of Health, says many tests are still pending for Lubbock County. Several of them involve horses now deceased.
For a week now, the number of confirmed cases has held steady at 12. Two of those horses have died, and the rest are in various stages of recovery.
The worst may be yet to come, the outbreaks are expected to peak between now and October.