7 deaths, 72 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wichita County

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Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:26 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Seven deaths and 72 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Wichita County for Thursday.

67 Wichita County residents are currently hospitalized. There have been 428 new cases reported so far this week.

Monday, September 20, 2021350s (2), 80s17079
Tuesday, September 21, 2021180s6084
Wednesday, September 22, 2021460s (2), 70s (2)12679
Thursday, September 23, 2021750s, 60s (3), 70s, 80s (2)7267

Last week, there were a total of thirteen COVID-19 related deaths, 726 new cases, and 72 hospitalizations. 86% of new cases were not vaccinated, down from 93% the week before. Three of 13 deaths from last week were vaccinated patients.

United Regional reported Friday that they have 85 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including 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.

Additionally, Wichita Falls ISD’s COVID-19 case tracker shows there are 160 active COVID-19 cases within the district, down from 167 cases last week.

139 of those cases are students and 21 are staff members.

MSU Texas reported 15 active student cases and five active staff cases as of Thursday, Sept. 23.


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