4 COVID-19 related deaths, active case number reaches 504 in Wichita County

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reported Friday four more deaths related to COVID-19. One of the deaths was a re-infection.

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The four new deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wichita County since the pandemic began in March 2020 to 344.

There is a total of 149 vaccine break-through cases. Of the 59 new breakthrough cases, 54 are symptomatic, two were hospitalized and four of which were hospitalized with COVID-related symptoms.

Please find the age breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths in Wichita County to date below:

0-5 6-10 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+

For more information on COVID-19 related deaths and how they are reported, click here.

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New Cases in Wichita County

The Public Health District also confirmed Friday 310 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 504.

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Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Friday 121 new recoveries.

To date, Wichita County has had 86 reinfections. Of those, seven are currently active cases.

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The positivity rate for Wichita County during the week of July 31- August 6 was 25%.

Active Cases in Wichita County

The Public Health District is reporting 504 active COVID-19 cases currently in Wichita County, with 466 recovering at home.

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Below is a breakdown of Wichita County active cases by city:

  • Wichita Falls — 381 active cases
  • Burkburnett — 69 active cases
  • Iowa Park — 51 active cases
  • Electra — Three active cases

Hospitalizations in Wichita County

38 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Friday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with 11 patients reported to be in critical condition.

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Please find the hospitalization report below:


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Vaccines in Wichita County

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Please find the number of people in Wichita County who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Wichita County below:

At Least 1 Dose — 50,487

Fully Vaccinated — 44,717

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As of Monday, March 29, the Texas Department of State Health Services has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in Texas.

Residents of Wichita County over the age of 18 can register for the waitlist to receive a COVID-19 vaccine online.

Wichita County residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist. Click here to register for the Wichita County COVID-19 vaccine waitlist

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A list of frequently asked questions can be found below:

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