WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Tuesday 42 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,839.
Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Tuesday 16 new recoveries from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far in Wichita County to 1,477.
10 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Tuesday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with two patients reported to be in critical condition.
The following cases are currently hospitalized:
- Case 1,388: 70 – 79, stable condition
- Case 1,434: 50 – 59, critical condition
- Case 1,456: 80+, stable condition
- Case 1,574: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 1,582: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,756: 70 – 79, critical condition
- Case 1,773: 40 – 49, stable condition
- Case 1,774: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,816: 40 – 49, stable condition
- Case 1,827: 50 – 59, stable condition
Currently, there are 339 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 329 recovering at home and 10 hospitalized.
COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.
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Updated Wednesday, October 28 at 4:15 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.
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.