One COVID-19 related death, two new cases in Wichita County

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reported Friday one death related to COVID-19.

The Health District also reported two new COVID-19 cases, 13 hospitalizations and 26 new recoveries in Wichita County.

New Cases in Wichita County
The Public Health District also confirmed on Friday two new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 14,634.

Totals for the week ending March 5 are as follows:
Total new cases – 2
Total Hospitalizations – 13

Hospitalizations in Wichita County
13 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Friday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with five patients reported to be in critical condition and eight patients in stable condition.

Vaccines in Wichita County
Find the number of people in Wichita County who have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of February 26, 2021 in Wichita County below:

First Dose — 17,893

Second Dose — 11,451

In partnership with the Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District, GoGetTested will be providing fast, easy and accessible COVID-19 testing for all.

GoGetTested has opened it’s COVID Response Operating System and mobile testing sites in Wichita Falls at the MPEC, located at 1000 5th Street in Wichita Falls.

All tests are free of charge, regardless of whether or not the individual being tested is insured.

Hours of operation for the site are 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. You can schedule an appointment online, although an appointment is not required in order to be tested.

Hotline hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and noon–2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Health District would like to remind everyone that coronavirus is now in our community and that the decisions we make now regarding social distancing and following the guidelines set by the CDC will directly impact how quickly our community recovers from this virus.

If anyone has questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 in Wichita County, click below to submit them to the health department via e-mail.

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