Bailey County: 15 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, May 26, 8 recovered

Bailey County: 15 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, May 26, 8 recovered
Update on the COVID-19 cases on the South Plains (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

MULESHOE, Texas (KCBD) - Bailey County has reported additional cases of COVID-19. As of May 26, they have a total of 15 cases, with eight recoveries and 201 tests administered.

Bailey County reported one new case of COVID-19 and two new recoveries on May 21.

Bailey County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 17.

Bailey County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 17.
Bailey County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 17. (Source: Bailey County)

Bailey County reported their fifth and sixth cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Details are limited at this time, but the judge says contact tracing investigations have begun.

Bailey County reported a fourth case of COVID-19 Friday, the second case tied to the Cargill Plant.

Officials say this case is currently being investigated. They believe the case is limited to one household, and those in the household have been taking precautions since before the individual was tested.

Bailey County reported their third case of COVID-19 on Saturday, May 9. This case is tied to an exposure at Cargill in Parmer County.

Officials believe this case is limited to one household that is taking “all necessary precautions" since this person was tested.

Third positive case in Bailey County

Posted by Bailey County Courthouse on Saturday, May 9, 2020

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Bailey County on Sunday, May 3. Three positive tests were found by the Muleshoe Area Medical Center, all related to workers at Track Dairy located East of Muleshoe on Highway 84.

Of those three, two are Bailey County residents.

On May 4, a team of nurses from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) went to Track Dairy to test all remaining dairy employees who may have been exposed to these workers. All of those tests were negative.

Track Dairy voluntarily isolated all employees who could have been exposed and limited access into and out of the dairy to a select few who had no contact with the employees isolated there.

The dairy resumed full operations on May 8.

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