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Taylor County's Latest COVID-19 Reporting Changes Explained

May 12, 2020

Taylor County’s daily reporting on COVID-19 numbers has changed in format and content  several times since March 26th, when officials announced the first local positive test result.  

Last week the number of cases being reported dropped sharply after officials removed more than 90 cases of positive prisoners at the Middleton and French Robertson Units, which are both in Abilene, but officially in Jones County.  That same day, state officials instructed Taylor County health officials to pull dozens of cases identified by serology blood tests as well.

Annette Lerma, the Director of the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District explains the changes and responds to community criticism about the many changes in reporting.

Taylor County's COVID-19 count dropped sharply in one day.
Credit City of Abilene