Moore County Health Authority Releases First COVID-19 Report


Last Updated on December 23, 2020 – 2:06 PM CST

The Moore County Health Authority (MCHA) released it’s first COVID-19 report on Wednesday afternoon via the Emergency Management Office.

The report shows that Moore County has 63 active COVID-19 cases as of December 23, 2020.

Dumas has 51 active cases while Sunray and Cactus each have 6 active cases. There have been a total of 43 COVID-19 fatalities according to this latest report.

The report also reveals that a majority of active local cases are currently found in adults age 20-60 years old. You can see a breakdown of ages in the chart below.

The latest Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) data shows the current estimated active cases for Moore County at 94. There is a delay between the data published by DSHS and the current local data, which was one reason given by local officials for appointing Dr. Carmen Purl as the Health Authority for Moore County.

Dr. Purl is directly monitoring the COVID-19 cases locally and will be releasing reports on a regular basis.

The difference in the DSHS and MCHA active COVID-19 case counts indicates a possible decline in local active cases, as the MCHA count is lower than DSHS has estimated for Moore County.

DSHS released a list of locations last week which were due to receive the COVID vaccine as part of the second phase of the largest national immunization program in American history. Moore County was not on the list and Moore County Hospital is still awaiting approval of requests it has made for the vaccine.

Health officials at the CDC continue to recommend you wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and avoid crowds.