42 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new recoveries, total case number now 1,694 in Wichita County

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Wednesday 42 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,694.

Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Wednesday 19 new recoveries from COVID-19 in the county for a total of 1,402 recoveries to date.

There are now 270 active cases in Wichita County, with 261 patients recovering at home.


Nine COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Wednesday’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 1,406: 50 – 59, critical condition
  • Case 1,434: 50 – 59, critical condition
  • Case 1,456: 80+, stable condition
  • Case 1,465: 50 – 59, stable condition
  • Case 1,505: 50 – 59, stable condition
  • Case 1,574: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 1,582: 50 – 59, stable condition
  • Case 1,664: 20 – 29, stable condition

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.

COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.


Isolation Status


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

Updated Friday, October 23 at 3:41 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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