56 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new recoveries in Wichita County, total case number now 1,797

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Monday 56 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,797.

Of the new cases reported Monday, the Public Health District confirmed 33 cases Saturday, 12 cases Sunday and 11 cases Monday.

Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Monday 17 new recoveries from COVID-19, marking 1,461 recoveries in the county to date.


Nine COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Monday’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 1,786: 30 – 39, stable condition

There are 313 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 304 recovering at home and nine hospitalized.

COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.


Isolation Status


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

Updated Tuesday, October 27 at 3:45 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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