Four New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Hockley County–Mallet Event Center, Possible Exposure Site

Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge announced Thursday evening that the Mallet Event Center has been listed as a possible exposure site from an event Monday night.

According to information from the Hockley County Judge Thursday night, four new cases of COVID 19 have been confirmed in Hockley County residents by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The four new cases are in Levelland residents. One individual between the ages of 50-60, two individuals between the ages of 40-50 and one between the age of 30-40.

The Department of State Health Services also confirmed one new recovery in Hockley County.

Hockley County was also notified that a resident of Lubbock who tested positive, had attended an event at the Mallet Event Center on Monday night while not showing any symptoms. The individual developed symptoms within 48 hours and then tested positive. The individual indicated to Health Department Representatives that they did not have direct contact with anyone while at the event and did not sit near anyone at the event. This does not mean the individual was exposed at the Mallet, rather the Mallet could be a site of exposure. Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge told KLVT News that Mallet staff had thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the entire Mallet center after every event including the Monday night event.

Based on the new information, Hockley County has 35 total cases, 27 recoveries and 1 death leaving 7 active cases.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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