Coronavirus cases head toward 200 this week

Sgt. Jon Murphy, medic with the 2nd 142nd INF out of Lubbock, TX, hands the nasal swab to Pvt. First Class Kelly Nguyen as they and other members of the Texas Military Forces, including the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and Texas State Guard, conduct coronavirus testing 05/03/2020 at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department. The testing is free and open to anyone, but appointments had to be made in advance. Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram

Sgt. Jon Murphy, medic with the 2nd 142nd INF out of Lubbock, TX, hands the nasal swab to Pvt. First Class Kelly Nguyen as they and other members of the Texas Military Forces, including the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and Texas State Guard, conduct coronavirus testing 05/03/2020 at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department. The testing is free and open to anyone, but appointments had to be made in advance. Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram

Tim Fischer/Midland Reporter-Telegram

The Midland Health Department reported Wednesday that the number of new coronavirus cases has increased by nearly 100, week over week.

There were 33 new cases reported Wednesday, bringing the total this week to 183. Through three days last week, the reported total was 85. This is the third-straight week with an increased weekly total through Wednesday.

The number of cases has eclipsed 160 for the first time since Aug. 16-22 and also appears headed above 200 during the week for the first time since Aug. 9-15.

“(Wednesday’s) new cases are reflective of lab results from (Monday and Tuesday,” according to the city.


The number of cases this week includes the cases at Midland County jail.

The health department also reported 1,284 active cases (an increase of three compared to Tuesday) and 2,306 recoveries (an increase of 22).

The number of total cases has reached 3,890. The number of COVID-19-related deaths is at 85.

Coronavirus cases in Midland County

Cases

Monday: 52

Tuesday: 98

Wednesday: 33

Total this week: 183

Total through Wednesday of last week: 85

Total through Wednesday two weeks ago: 71

Total through Sept. 9: 59

Total during the pandemic: 3890

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