13 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 1205, 33 more patients recover

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Friday 13 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,205.

  • Contact = 1 case
  • Close Contact = 3 cases
  • Community Spread = 1 case
  • Still Under Investigation = 8 cases
  • Travel Related = 0 cases

Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported 33 new recoveries from COVID-19, for a total of 959 recoveries in the county to date.

Hospitalizations

18 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Friday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with four patients reported to be in critical condition.

The following cases are currently hospitalized:

  • Case 258: 70 – 79, stable condition
  • Case 436: 50 – 59, stable condition
  • Case 444: 70 – 79, stable condition
  • Case 643: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 919: 80+, critical condition
  • Case 951: 70 – 79, stable condition
  • Case 1,013: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 1,042: 80+, stable condition
  • Case 1,057: 80+, stable condition
  • Case 1,092: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 1,093: 40 – 49, critical condition  
  • Case 1,105: 70 – 79, critical condition
  • Case 1,115: 80+, stable condition
  • Case 1,125: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 1,144: 60 – 69, critical condition
  • Case 1,152: 80+, stable condition 
  • Case 1,176: 40 – 49, stable condition
  • Case 1,182: 80+, stable condition

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COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.

TOTAL COVID-19 TESTSPOSITIVENEGATIVEPENDING
27,7763,02323,942811

Isolation Status

AT HOME/ACTIVEHOSPITALRECOVEREDDEATH
1,079541,91529

Information provided by the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District

Updated Monday, October 19 at 4:58 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.


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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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