WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Friday 18 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 585.
According to Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker, there are now a total of 24 patients hospitalized, eight of which are in critical condition.
Half of the new cases are community spread. Three cases are contact, and an additional case is from close contact. There are five cases still under investigation at this time.
The age group that has the largest COVID-19 case increase is the people in their 30s with eight new cases, though those in their 20s had four additional cases added Friday night.
- Case 215: 80+, stable condition
- Case 231: 60 – 69, critical condition
- Case 271: 60 – 69, critical condition
- Case 276: 6 – 10, critical condition, remains at Cook Children’s Hospital
- Case 305: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 307: 80+, critical condition
- Case 333: 80+, stable condition
- Case 334: 40 – 49, critical condition
- Case 367: 80+, stable condition
- Case 375: 80+, stable condition
- Case 401: 30 – 39, stable condition
- Case 415: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 416: 80+, stable condition
- Case 436: 50 – 59, critical condition
- Case 440: 80+, stable condition
- Case 444: 70 – 79, critical condition
- Case 460: 70 – 79, stable condition
- Case 461: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 486: 70 – 79, stable condition
- Case 490: 80+, stable condition
- Case 514: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 523: 30 – 39, stable condition
- Case 556: 70 – 79, critical condition
- Case 580: 30 – 39, stable condition
COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.
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Ages of COVID-19 Patients
Updated Friday, August 7 at 5:41 p.m.
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Lindsay Barker, Director of Communication and Marketing for the Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District, said the Public Health District is seeing a large number of cases where the exposure occurred in congregate settings such as churches and bars.
Barker again stressed the importance of staying home if you are experiencing any symptoms or not feeling well.
“Now more than ever, it is important to maintain social distancing, wash and sanitize your hands, wear a face covering, and stay home if you are sick,” Barker said.
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.