A third confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus has been reported among Hockley County residents. Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge informed FOX34 of the development Saturday morning.
There is some overlap in counts between Lubbock and Hockley County. The Lubbock tally is up to five confirmed cases as of Friday afternoon. One of those cases reported in Lubbock is a Hockley County resident.
We do not yet know if the third Hockley County case is related to travel or spread within the community. Once we receive this information, we will report it to you. The state health department is investigating this latest case. We also do not know if it is connected to the two earlier Hockley County cases.