WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Thursday another COVID-19 related death in Wichita County.
Case 1,599, age 80+, was hospitalized at the time of death.
No further information will be released out of respect for the family.
This makes the twentieth death related to COVID-19 reported in Wichita County since the pandemic began in March 2020.
For more information on COVID-19 related deaths and how they are reported, click here.
The Public Health District also confirmed Thursday 29 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,599.
- Contact = 3 cases
- Close Contact = 4 cases
- Community Spread = 2 cases
- Still Under Investigation = 20 cases
- Travel Related = 0 cases
Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported 21 new recoveries from COVID-19 in the county for a total of 1,328 cases to date.
The active case number in Wichita County now stands at 251, with 231 patients recovering at home.
20 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Thursday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with four patients reported to be in critical condition.
The following cases are currently hospitalized:
- Case 1,144: 60 – 69, critical condition
- Case 1,214: 70 – 79, stable condition
- Case 1,295: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,318: 30 – 39, critical condition
- Case 1,377: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,388: 70 – 79, critical condition
- Case 1,406: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,414: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,434: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,456: 80+, stable condition
- Case 1,467: 70 – 79, critical condition
- Case 1,477: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,517: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 1,523: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 1,530: 50 – 59, stable condition
- Case 1,531: 70 – 79, stable condition
- Case 1,561: 20 – 29, stable condition
- Case 1,569: 40 – 49, stable condition
- Case 1,574: 60 – 69, stable condition
- Case 1,589: 50 – 59, stable condition
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COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.
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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.