2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lynn County

2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lynn County
Update on the COVID-19 cases on the South Plains (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Judge Braddock in Lynn County announced 2 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Lynn County, 7 total.

5/26/2020- Lynn County has a new positive case, a female in the age group of 40-60 and is self-quarantining

5/28/2020 Lynn County has its second new positive case, a female in the age group of 75-85.

As of May 15, Lynn County has had five COVID-19 cases total, with four recoveries and one death.

In April, Tahoka identified the Lynn county man who died after battling COVID-19.

The first death for Lynn County was announced in a touching post by the City of Tahoka Facebook page, identifying Mack Garza as “kind, calm, soft-spoken, helpful in any way and one of the hardest workers at City of Tahoka.”

"This amazing and amazingly sweet young man left this earth this morning fighting a COVID19 battle. We never saw him without this smile. He always said, "Yes, Ma'am or Yes, Sir" He was kind, calm, soft-spoken, helpful in any way and one of the hardest workers at City of Tahoka. We were all big fans of Mack Garza. He was indeed a true gentleman.

Oh, if all the world could have his countenance full of joy (no matter what was going on) his calm steady demeanor, his incredible politeness, and a joy superseded any conflict that would abound.

His battle with COBID drew many in prayer. He was loved and admired more than he would have ever imagined. And, all of us that work or worked at the City of Tahoka was privileged to have him in our lives. Mack made us all happy. God bless his family and the rest of us that found comfort in Mack’s presence. We love you, Mack!"

Tahoka has identified a Lynn county man, Mack Garza, who died after battling COVID-19.
Tahoka has identified a Lynn county man, Mack Garza, who died after battling COVID-19. (Source: City of Tahoka)

A second case of COVID-19 was confirmed for Scurry County on April 10. 39 tests returned two positive results, 25 negative results and 12 results pending.

We have received a second confirmed positive COVID-19 test. This brings the total number of positive tests conducted...

Posted by Cogdell Memorial Hospital and Clinics on Friday, April 10, 2020

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Two more cases of COVID-19 were identified on the South Plains on Wednesday. One of the cases is the first case for Scurry County and the other is the fifth case in Lynn County.

A fifth case of COVID-19 has also been confirmed in Tahoka. The 40-year-old man is said to live in the same house as the patient identified on Tuesday.

The South Plains Public Health District continues to work to identify any contact the patients and the patient from the fourth case had. These two cases are the only ones identified in Tahoka.

The Scurry County case is in a man who is between 50-60. The man complained of having fever and shortness of breath and said to be significantly ill and in serious but stable condition, currently.

That person was initially taken to the Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder but taken to another hospital facility. It is reported the man went to a doctor’s appointment in Lubbock on March 18, but has stayed home since then.

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