COVID-19: Lynn County reports 5 new case as of July 8, 45 total

COVID-19: Lynn County reports 5 new case as of July 8, 45 total
Update on the COVID-19 cases on the South Plains (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lynn County reported five new cases of COVID-19 on July 8, bringing their case count to 45 with 28 recovered.

#41 - female 20-29, Tahoka

#42 - male 20-29, New Home area

#43 - male 20-29, Tahoka

#44 - female 40-49, Tahoka

#45 - female 40-49, Tahoka

Lynn County has reported 3 new COVID-19 recoveries as of June 24.

Lynn County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on June 19, bringing their case count to 23. This case involves a male, 50-29 years of age, and a male 0-19.

Lynn County reduced their case count by one on June 17 after the testing lab revealed a recent positive result was due to a clerical error.

DSHS Region 1 Office in Lubbock, TX contacted SPPHD on June 17 and informed the Lynn County Judge that due to a clerical/transcribing error at the testing lab, patient No. 20 was never positive for COVID-19. Case No. 20 was a male, age 80-89, of Tahoka.

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countenance full of joy (no matter what was going on) his calm steady demeanor, his incredible politeness, and a joy superseded any conflict that would abound.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

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