Wheeler County Emergency Management reporting first case of COVID-19 in county

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WHEELER, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Wheeler County Emergency Management is reporting its first case of coronavirus in the county.

Officials say the “patient has been isolated prior to testing.”

Wheeler County Emergency Management would like to remind residents to:

  • take precautions seriously
  • practice social distancing
  • stay at home as much as possible
  • the best preventative to the virus is avoiding exposure

(This table reflects the cases on the High Plains as of 6:43 p.m. on October 24, 2020.)

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeathsRecovery
Armstrong24127
Beaver88176
Briscoe22126
Carson5346
Castro3016270
Childress12090
Cimarron3733
Collingsworth2131
Cottle35332
Curry1,47110616
Dallam3836321
Deaf Smith1,309251,147
Donley85181
Gray4509357
Hall45144
Hardeman60159
Hansford1936173
Hartley2104176
Hemphill159108
Hutchinson3267247
Lipscomb68157
Moore1,317221,196
Ochiltree3025167
Oldham27231
Parmer57018440
Potter7,6821005,042
Quay99257
Randall4,662563,140
Roberts1425
Roosevelt4387206
Sherman77177
Swisher1463124
Texas1,778101,672
Union39219
Wheeler7661
TOTAL22,68731116,274
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