Wichita County sees highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in single week

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reported Friday four more deaths related to COVID-19 bringing the week total to 19 deaths

One death in their 60’s was fully vaccinated with the Pzifer vaccine. All other deaths were unvaccinated.

For a second consecutive week, Wichita County has set a new high for the total number of COVID-19 related deaths reported in a single week.

The total number of deaths in Wichita County is now 406 people since the start of the pandemic. The age breakdown of deaths is below.

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The Health District also reported 87 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Friday, bringing the total number of cases confirmed in Wichita County for the week ending on September 24 to 515.

DateNew CasesDeathsHospitalized
09/20170379
09/2160184 (+5)
09/22126479 (-5)
09/2372767 (-12)
09/2487463 ( -4)
Total5151916

Wichita County has a total of 20,728 cases of COVID- 19 since the start of the pandemic.

To date, Wichita County has had 172 reinfections. There are also a total of 658 vaccine breakthrough cases.

The Health District also reported 63 hospitalizations in the county, down from 67 on Thursday.

Please find the hospitalization report below:

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Stable110014859837
Critical000136384126

Breakdown of the week by day.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.


As of Monday, March 29, the Texas Department of State Health Services has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in Texas.

Residents of Wichita County over the age of 12 can register for the waitlist to receive a COVID-19 vaccine online.

Wichita County residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist.

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