2 deaths, 118 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

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Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 3:11 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Two deaths and 118 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Wichita County for Friday.

72 Wichita County residents are currently hospitalized. 726 new cases were reported this week, with 86% being unvaccinated. Out of the 13 deaths, three were vaccinated.

Monday, September 13, 2021450s (2), 60s, 80s19195
Tuesday, September 14, 2021540s, 60s (2), 80s (2)12382
Wednesday, September 15, 2021150s20074
Thursday, September 16, 2021150s9473
Friday, September 17, 2021270s, 60s11872

Last week, there were a total of seven COVID-19 related deaths, 762 new cases, and 85 hospitalizations. 93% of new cases were not vaccinated.

United Regional reported Friday that they have 85 patients hospitalized with COVID-19; this number includes patients outside of Wichita County.

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District has returned to daily rather than weekly reporting of COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths. Monday’s numbers will include numbers from Saturday and Sunday. They will also report reinfection and vaccine data on Fridays.

The Health District has 118 new cases to report today, bringing the total of new cases for the week ending September 17, 2021, to 726. There were 13 deaths total reported; Case 16,648 (50s), Case 16,924 (60s), Case 18,863 (80+), Case 18,744 (50s), Case 19,778 (80+), Case 19,294 (80+, vaccinated Moderna), Case 18,594 (40s), Case 17,902 (60s,vaccinated Pfizer), Case 17,883 (60s, vaccinated Pfizer,) Case 18,690 (50s), Case 18,949 (50s), Case 19,293 (70s), Case 17,839 (60s).

For the week ending September 17, 2021, there are 726 new cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 631 new recoveries. The percentage of new cases who were not vaccinated is 86%.

To date, Wichita County has had 159 reinfections (up 14), and of those, 18 are currently active cases. There is also a total of 554 vaccine breakthrough cases. Of the 104 new breakthrough cases; 98 are symptomatic, 22 were hospitalized, and 9 are currently hospitalized with COVID-related symptoms.

For the week ending September 17, 2021, the positivity rate is 23%.

Total Hospitalizations = 72

Stable - 45, Critical - 27

Age RangeStableCritical

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