Numbers trending downward means we don't need to let up on our diligence of wearing masks and staying physically distant though.

According to NewsWest 9, thousands of vaccines are going into area arms daily but health officials are saying this is not the time to relax what we have been doing to stop the spread.

"As quickly as this falls it can rise up again quickly so we should continue to do our part: wear a mask, get vaccinated, wash your hands, social distance, and just be safe out there. That’s what we’ve been doing for such a long time," said Russell Tippin, Medical Center Hospital CEO.

Health departments were seeing around 80 positive tests a couple of months ago and now the number has dropped to around 10-15 positive cases a day.

This gives officials the hope that maybe we are crossing over to the other side of this pandemic.

"The volumes and the percentage positive is down to the low teen percentage, 11.7 percent last week so those are good trends. Hopefully indicating that the virus spread is declining here in the community," said Russell Meyers, Midland Memorial Hospital president and CEO.

More good news is that more than 28,000 people have been vaccinated in West Texas since the vaccine was made available to the area.

Just keep being diligent in your safety practices to prevent the numbers form going back up.

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