WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Friday another COVID-19 related death in Wichita County.
Case 1,406, age 50 – 59, was hospitalized at the time of death. No further information will be released out of respect for the family.
This makes the twenty-third death related to COVID-19 reported in Wichita County since the pandemic began in March 2020.
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The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Friday 24 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,741.
Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Friday 25 new recoveries from COVID-19 in the county.
There are currently 274 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 266 recovering at home.
- Wichita Falls — 211 cases
- Iowa Park — 41 cases
- Burkburnett — 18 cases
- Electra — 4 cases
This week, 128 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Wichita County, with a positivity rate of 9.5%.
- Contact = 43 cases
- Close Contact = 24 cases
- Community Spread = 39 cases
- Still Under Investigation = 22 cases
- Travel Related = 0 cases
The age breakdown of cases reported this week in Wichita County can be found below:
Eight COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Friday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with three patients reported to be in critical condition.
The following cases are currently hospitalized:
- Case 1,388: 70 – 79, critical condition
- Case 1,434: 50 – 59, critical condition
- Case 1,456: 80+, stable condition
- Case 1,465: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,574: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 1,582: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,663: 40 – 49, stable condition
- Case 1,740: 60 – 69, stable condition
COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.
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Updated Monday, October 26 at 4:09 p.m.
Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker said the health of the community remains the top priority for the Health District as the fall school semester begins, and the Health District will continue to work closely with all schools, colleges, and daycare/childcare facilities.
Barker added each school has an individual process in place for positive COVID-19 notifications, and case questions or concerns should be directed to the appropriate school.