Tuesday afternoon the City of Pampa and Gray County were notified by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and Texas Department of State Health Services that all inmates and employees at the Jordan Unit in Gray County were recently tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). It was reported that 431 inmates and 10 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Gray County numbers will increase by 431 and once we are notified of their recovery the number will decrease but those demographics will not be tracked due to those positive cases being incarcerated.
Positive cases that are employee related will or have already been counted in Gray county case counts and will continue to be tracked as residents in Gray County.
With these new cases today the overall totals read like this: 1,037 total cases, 457 recoveries, 571 active cases, nine COVID-19 deaths
Please remember the City of Pampa and Gray County fall under Trauma Service Area A. The number of hospitalized patients in Trauma Service Area A exceeds 15 percent as a percentage of total hospital capacity.
As a result of these percentages, according to Governor Abbott’s Executive order GA-32, all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums and libraries in all counties in Trauma Service Area A are required to return to a maximum 50 percent occupancy levels.
The order remains in place until such a time as Trauma Service Area A has seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15 percent or less.
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