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Memorial Hospital Drive-Thru Clinic Discontinued; Confirmed Cases Remain at Two

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Memorial Hospital Drive-Thru Clinic Discontinued; Confirmed Cases Remain at Two

Since a second case of COVID-19 in Seminole was confirmed, local testing to date has yielded negative results, according to Seminole Memorial Hospital CEO Larry Gray. Gray also told the Sentinel that hospital policy has yet to be affected by Governor Abbott’s more relaxed sixth Disaster Declaration, a phasedin approach to reopening Texas businesses.

Gray did tell the Sentinel, however, that the drive-through clinic that was initiated last month will be discontinued. “The weather is getting hotter and the number of patients is reducing,” Gray explained, with a reminder that patients who are symptomatic and want to be evaluated may call the clinic at (432) 758-4750.

While the number of confirmed cases of this coronavirus have remained steady at two, new cases in Midland County have doubled from 37 to 76 in two weeks. Ector County has risen from 48 to 81, and Lubbock County from 367 to 516. Among neighboring counties, Andrews gained one this week, bringing its total to 20, Yoakum remains at 1, Dawson has tripled from 8 to 24, Terry County has gained 1 for a total of 11.

Most are among the estimated 13,353 patients who have recovered in the state, out of 28,807 reported. Within the state of Texas, at this writing, 330,300 tests have been administered.