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Breaking down COVID-19 cases in West Texas, SE New Mexico

The total number of cases in a county may seem scary, so it's important to look at the active cases within context of recoveries and deaths.

NewsWest 9 is working to bring you the most accurate information on COVID-19 cases in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.

These graphs will provide important context to how many active cases are actually in the most impacted counties.

All numbers come from local or state health departments and use recoveries, deaths, and total cases to showcase the number of active cases since they began popping up in that area.

At this time we have chosen the following counties to showcase the graphs of: Midland, Ector, Andrews, Howard, Crane, Scurry, Pecos, Dawson, Presidio, Brewster, Reeves, Ward, Winkler, Eddy and Lea.

These counties were featured because they have 10 cases or more.

This story will be updated with new graphs by 6 p.m. every weekday as new cases and recoveries are announced. Some counties do not report cases every day.

Midland County is at 7,654 cases, with 145 deaths and 4,902 recoveries. This puts them at 2,607 active cases. 

Midland is currently behind on reporting cases, and have an additional amount of confirmed cases that have not been reported in an official capacity. These cases have not been reported yet because cases are tied to a person's official county of residence and the health department must confirm the counties they live in.

Everything from Nov. 12-on is speculative based on unconfirmed cases with the most recent deaths and recoveries.

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Ector County sits at 9,754 cases with 151 deaths and 8,075 recoveries. This puts them at 1,528 active cases. 

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Howard County currently has 2,952 cases. There have been 2,350 recoveries and 32 deaths, putting them at 570 active cases at this time.

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Dawson County is up to 1,250 cases and has 14 deaths and 1093 recoveries, meaning the county has 143 active cases at this time.

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Andrews is up to 1,087 cases with 13 deaths and 807 recoveries, meaning there are 267 active cases.

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Gaines County sits at 1,250 cases with 775 recoveries and 15 deaths, putting them at 235 active cases.

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Pecos County is up to 852 cases, with 19 deaths and 661 recoveries. This leaves 172 active cases within the community.

However, a large portion of the cases are connected to the N5 unit, including a recent huge jump in cases among inmates. Additionally, there are several cases within the county who are listed as El Paso cases due to their address.

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Crane County started out with two cases that recovered quickly. However, in mid-May a breakout popped up in the nursing home, resulting in a big spike in cases. They currently stand at 254 total cases with 201 recoveries.The state has reported that Crane had eight deaths, meaning 45 cases are active.

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Scurry County is sitting at 1,466 cases confirmed. 22 deaths have been reported and 1,313 have recovered at this time, which leaves them with 131 active cases.

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Brewster County is at 714 confirmed cases. With 382 recoveries and six deaths reported, there are currently 326 active cases.

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Presidio County is now has 467 cases. 255 recoveries have been reported as well as nine deaths, and they sit at 203 active cases.

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Reeves County currently lists 988 cases with 780 recoveries and 13 deaths, putting them at 127 active cases.

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Ward County sits at 433 cases with 293 recoveries and five deaths, leaving them with 135 active cases at this time.

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Winkler County has 318 cases with 224 recoveries, six deaths and 88 active cases.

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Lea County saw an early start in cases compared to most counties, but stayed at two cases for a while. It took several months for recoveries to begin to be reported, with only two recoveries mentioned for the longest time.

The county saw a significant uptick in cases in the month of July. Now, they sit at 4,665 cases with 53 deaths and 1,816 recoveries, meaning 2,796 cases are active.

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Eddy County currently sits at 3,191 cases, with 48 deaths and 1,191 recoveries reported. They sit at 1,944 active cases.

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All other counties in the Permian Basin area have anywhere from zero to nine cases and no deaths, meaning there is not enough data to accurately graph.

To see a full list of cases across West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, you can visit the article below.

LIST: Here are all the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Permian Basin

Recovery from COVID-19: What happens after the 14 days