Two more COVID-19 related deaths reported Friday, ending Wichita County’s deadliest week of pandemic

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District confirmed Friday two additional COVID-19 related deaths in Wichita County.

Cases 2,695 and 2,985, both age 80+, mark the seventh and eighth death linked to COVID-19 this week alone, making this the deadliest week of the pandemic so far in Wichita County and ending the week with at least one COVID-19 related death per day.

There have been 36 deaths linked to COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

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.

New and Active Cases

The Public Health District confirmed Thursday 132 new coronavirus cases in the county, bringing the current total case number to 3,486.

Communication and Marketing Director Lindsay Barker also reported Thursday 87 new recoveries from COVID-19 for a total of 2,219 recoveries in Wichita County so far.

There are currently 1,231 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 1,176 patients recovering from home.

  • Wichita Falls — 1,034 active cases
  • Burkburnett — 114 active cases
  • Iowa Park — 71 active cases
  • Electra — 12 active cases

Hospitalizations

55 COVID-19 patients were listed as hospitalized in Friday’s COVID-19 report for Wichita County with 26 patients reported to be in critical condition.

The following cases are currently hospitalized:

  • Case 1,876: 50 – 59, stable 
  • Case 2,085: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,139: 70 – 79, critical
  • Case 2,159: 60 – 69, critical 
  • Case 2,227: 80+, stable 
  • Case 2,229: 80+, critical
  • Case 2,283: 70 – 79, critical
  • Case 2,310: 80+, critical
  • Case 2,366: 80+, stable
  • Case 2,367: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 2,371: 60 – 69, critical  
  • Case 2,406: 80+, stable
  • Case 2,411: 30 – 39, stable
  • Case 2,412: 70 – 79, stable
  • Case 2,433: 80+, critical
  • Case 2,460: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 2,462: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,463: 30 – 39, critical
  • Case 2,470: 70 – 79, stable
  • Case 2,489: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,544: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 2,581: 80+, stable
  • Case 2,599: 70 – 79, critical
  • Case 2,691: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,735: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,736: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,749: 80+, critical
  • Case 2,802: 70 – 79, critical
  • Case 2,813: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 2,838: 80+, stable
  • Case 2,894: 50 – 59, critical
  • Case 2,902: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,931: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 2,943: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 2,945: 70 – 79, critical
  • Case 3,004: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 3,005: 80+, stable
  • Case 3,012: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 3,021: 70 – 79, critical
  • Case 3,064: 60 – 69, critical
  • Case 3,074: 50 – 59, stable
  • Case 3,132: 80+, stable
  • Case 3,138: 80+, stable
  • Case 3,143: 40 – 49, stable
  • Case 3,185: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 3,187: 50 – 59, critical
  • Case 3,195: 40 – 49, stable
  • Case 3,212: 40 – 49, stable
  • Case 3,247: 80+, stable
  • Case 3,276: 80+, critical
  • Case 3,305: 80+, stable
  • Case 3,323: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 3,412: 60 – 69, stable
  • Case 3,424: 70 – 79, stable
  • Case 3,454: 70 – 79, stable

Weekly Case Breakdown

This week, 625 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Wichita County, with a positivity rate of 30%.

  • Contact = 164 cases
  • Close Contact = 29 cases
  • Community Spread = 96 cases
  • Still Under Investigation = 336 cases
  • Travel Related = 0 cases

The age breakdown of cases reported this week in Wichita County can be found below:

0-5 6-10 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+
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COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.

TOTAL COVID-19 TESTSPOSITIVENEGATIVEPENDING
46,0437,61237,3191,112

Isolation Status

AT HOME/ACTIVEHOSPITALRECOVEREDDEATH
2,615924,763142

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

Updated Thursday, December 3 at 5:04 p.m.

READ: Health officials plea to Wichita County as cases surge in recent weeks

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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