Last Updated on June 16, 2020 – 9:45 AM CDT
Moore County reported it’s first COVID-19 case at the end of March and the active case count reached a peak of 363 on June 5th after test results from the JBS plant in Cactus were added to the totals.
Since then the total case count for Moore County has remained flat while active cases have dropped. On June 15th the total overall positive cases were 873 while the current estimated active cases had fallen to 218 according to data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The estimated recovery count stands at 655 while 14 fatalities have been reported due to the COVID-19 virus.
The data also shows a large drop in test counts on June 4th when 604 tests were removed from the count. No explanation for the recalled test count has been given by DSHS and requests by the Moore County Journal to their public relations office have received no response.
The estimated active case count still remains relatively high compared to May 26th when the count had fallen to only 43. However, the downward trend and flattened curve are both good signs that Moore County is recovering at the same time that the local economy is getting back to full speed.
On June 3rd governor Abbott announced the third phase of the ongoing plan to open Texas. The announcement expanded business and activities beyond the first two phases and outlined state health protocols for several new areas of operation.