WICHITA FALLS (KFDX / KJTL) – The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reported a new COVID-19-related death on Thursday.
The patient was in his 70s, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Wichita County since the onset of the pandemic to 563. There were 9 COVID-19-related deaths in the county in the week ending Friday, the 18th. February.
The following cases were patients reported as COVID-19-related deaths this week: 27,782 (80s); 32,697 (60s) NUTD – Pfizer; 30,393 (90s); 32,100 (80s); 29,686 (80s) NUTD – Modern; 32,727 (90s); 32,375 (60s); 30,823 (50s); 32,714 (70s).
Two cases were vaccinated but not updated on their vaccines. One was vaccinated with Pfizer and the other was vaccinated with Moderna.
For more information on COVID-19-related deaths and how to report them, click here. Please see the age breakdown of COVID-19-related deaths in Wichita County to date below:
New cases in Wichita County
The health district also reported 23 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Friday. In the week ending February 18, 128 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, another drastic drop from the weekly figures seen so far in 2022, and almost half of the total number for last week.
In addition, the health district received 724 backlog cases from an external agency with original infection dates within the last 2 months and 24 re-infection cases. Although these cases are included in the Health District’s weekly case counts, they have not calculated these cases in their positivity rate this week.
This week’s new cases and further delays bring the total number of confirmed cases in Wichita County since the beginning of the pandemic to 33,811.
In the week ending 18.2.22, there are 25 new cases that have been updated on their vaccinations. In addition, we have 142 backlog cases and 16 reinfection cases, which have been updated on their vaccinations.
On Tuesday, February 15, the Health District received 2 genotype interpretation results from DSHS, which were sequenced at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Both results demonstrated the Omicron variant. One person was not up to date on their vaccinations and is a re-infection and the other is unvaccinated.
Hospital admissions in Wichita County
The health district also reported 41 admissions in Wichita County on Friday, one more than the 40 admissions reported Thursday, February 17th.
Of the 41 people hospitalized today, 20 are cases of vaccine breakthrough; of the 20 are 5 up to date and 15 have completed their primary series but are not updated.
Of the 41 people hospitalized today, 3 are reinfections.
In the week ending February 18, hospital admissions in Wichita County fell by 17. 30 patients are listed as stable with 11 reported in critical condition.
See the admission report below:
Active Cases in Wichita County
There are currently 1,617 active COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, with 41 patients hospitalized and 1,576 in recovery at home.
The breakdown of active cases by city in Wichita County can be found below:
- Wichita Falls – 1,324 active cases
- Burkburnett – 134 active cases
- Iowa Park – 109 active cases
- Electra – 50 active cases
Weekly Breakdown in Wichita County
For the week ending February 18, 2022, Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District reports a total of 852 cases (128 new and 724 backlogs), 9 deaths, and 41 hospitalizations.
The positivity rate for the week ending February 18 was 13.3%. The percentage of new cases that were not updated on their vaccinations is 80.5%.
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Vaccines in Wichita County
Please find the number of people in Wichita County who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Wichita County below:
Residents of Wichita County over the age of 12 can sign up for the waiting list to receive a COVID-19 vaccine online.
Residents of Wichita County who are eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to add their names to the waiting list.
From October 26, the Health District now offers booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines.
As of November 4, Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine is available to residents of Wichita County between the ages of 5 and 11.
A list of frequently asked questions can be found below: