WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reported Monday six more deaths related to COVID-19.
Case 5,514 (age 60 – 69), Case 4,441 (age 80+), Case 5,738 (age 50 – 59), Case 2,736 (age 60 – 69), Case 5,316 (age 80+) and Case 5,975 (age 80+), bring the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wichita County since the pandemic began in March to 122.
No further information will be released out of respect for the families.
For more information on COVID-19 related deaths and how they are reported, click here.
Please find the age breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths in Wichita County to date below:
New Cases in Wichita County
The Public Health District also confirmed Monday 320 new coronavirus cases in the county were confirmed over the weekend, bringing the current total case number to 6,461.
The Public Health District received 116 cases Saturday, 45 cases Sunday, and 159 cases Monday for a total of 320 new cases to report.
Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker reported 40 new recoveries on Monday, bringing the total number of recovered COVID-19 cases in Wichita County to 3,881.
There are currently 2,458 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 2,379 patients recovering from home.
Hospitalizations in Wichita County
79 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Monday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with 15 patients reported to be in critical condition.
Please find the hospitalization report below:
COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.
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Updated Monday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m.
During Health Director Lou Kreidler’s regular update at this Tuesday’s City Council meeting, she implored all of us to take the necessary steps to protect each other.
“I know we all want to be together and to celebrate all the things we are thankful for and just gather with our friends and family but now is not the time,” Kreidler said. “I implore you to make wise choices for you and your family and for the community.”
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In partnership with the Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District, GoGetTested will be providing fast, easy and accessible COVID-19 testing for all.
GoGetTested has opened it’s COVID Response Operating System and mobile testing sites in Wichita Falls at the MPEC, located at 1000 5th Street in Wichita Falls.
All tests are free of charge, regardless of whether or not the individual being tested is insured.
Hours of operation for the site are 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. You can schedule an appointment online, although an appointment is not required in order to be tested.
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.