One new COVID-19 related death, 7 new cases in Wichita County, total now 1,652

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Tuesday another COVID-19 related death in Wichita County.

Case 1,467, 70 – 79, was hospitalized at the time of death.

No further information will be released out of respect for the family.

This makes the twenty-second 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.

New Cases

The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Tuesday 7 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 1,652.

Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Tuesday 21 new recoveries from COVID-19 in the county for a total of 1,383 recoveries to date.

Currently, there are 247 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 236 patients recovering at home.

Hospitalizations

11 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Tuesday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with three patients reported to be in critical condition.

The following cases are currently hospitalized:

  • Case 1,214: 70 – 79, stable condition
  • 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 1,523: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 1,530: 50 – 59, stable condition
  • Case 1,574: 60 – 69, stable condition
  • Case 1,638: 70 – 79, stable condition

COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.

TOTAL COVID-19 TESTSPOSITIVENEGATIVEPENDING
30,0543,64925,458947

Isolation Status

AT HOME/ACTIVEHOSPITALRECOVEREDDEATH
1,259672,28538

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

Updated Monday, October 26 at 4:09 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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