WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls — Wichita County Public Health District reported two new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s current total case number up to 82.
Case 81 — The patient is between the ages of 6 – 19 and is currently in isolation at home recovering. The patient had no school or daycare exposure. This is a close contact to a previous case.
Case 82 — The patient is between the ages of 20 – 29 and is currently in isolation at home recovering. This is a close contact to a previous case.
Additionally, the Public Health District reported one more patient have recovered from COVID-19 in Wichita County, bringing the total number of recoveries in the county to 61.
The number of active cases in the county now stands at 19.
Lindsay Barker, Director of Communication and Marketing for the City of Wichita Falls, noted that per the direction of Gov. Abbott, all residents and staff of long term healthcare facilities will be tested for COVID-19.
Barker said that an increase in the total testing numbers and the pending test numbers is to be expected as a result of Gov. Abbott’s directive.
COVID-19 Testing Numbers for Wichita Co.
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Updated Wednesday, September 30 at 4:23 p.m.
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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.
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