Midland is seeing the lowest level of COVID-19 positivity since September.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland Health test centers had a positivity rate of 12.2% which is the lowest since 11.5% back in September.

Midland Health is also reporting that they have had four weeks of declines in positivity rates and also that 14 percent of the total rooms in Midland Memorial Hospital are being used on COVID patients.

That is also the lowest rate of rooms being used for COVID patients since early October when those rates began spiking.

Currently there are 17 in the Critical Care Unit and 13 on the COVID Floor, overall 67% of the 284 total hospital rooms are occupied within Midland Memorial Hospital.

The Midland/Odessa region is also looking really good as far as numbers go according to the Department of State Health Services.

Saturday the percentage of COVID positive patients in the regions hospitals had dropped to 7.55% which is third lowest of the 23 regions and the lowest in the region since October.

The Department of State Health Services percentage is important because if the rate is above 15% for seven straight days, restrictions will be put in place.

Mid-December is the last time restrictions were suggested for the region.

The vaccine roll out has helped these numbers as well with Midland and Odessa getting pretty much all of the doses sent to us administered in the first month of the year.

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