Bailey County’s first two cases of COVID-19 were reported on May 2 and seven more cases have been confirmed in the county since then.
The first two individuals diagnosed were employees of Track Dairy. The second, which was reported May 9, was tied to an exposure at a Cargill plant in Parmer County. The fourth case, which was reported Friday, was also linked to the Cargill plant exposure. By later Friday evening, the county reported confirmations of the fifth and sixth cases noting that the exposure sites are unknown.
Baily County reported three additional cases on Sunday evening bringing its total case count to nine in 17 days. The latest news release from the county, which is posted on the Baily County Courthouse Facebook page, shows two people have recovered so far and the active case count is seven.
It also shows 94 people have been tested.
According to the news release, the more recent cases seem to be linked to previously reported exposure sites.
Each case is under investigation.
The county will continue to issue counts of confirmed, active, recovered and total tests as the numbers change but it will no longer share news releases about each case. If investigations indicate a public exposure location in Bailey County, that information will still be passed on to the public.