CORONAVIRUS  (COVID-19) 

COVID-19

STATUS UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2021: 

The Health District has 87 new cases to report today, bringing the total of new cases for the week ending September 24, 2021, to 515. There were 19 deaths total reported; Case 18,872 (80's), Case 16,729 (50s), Case 19,245 (50s), Case 18,870 (80s), Case 20,533 (70s), Case 18,892 (70s), Case 20,271 (60s, vaccinated, Pfizer), Case 18,908 (60s), Case 20,261 (80s), Case 18,975 (80s), Case 20,425 (60s), Case 16,733 (70s), Case 17,371 (60s), Case 19,002 (60s), Case 16,855 (50s), Case 19,630 (60s), Case 19,589 (40s), Case 18,280 (30s), Case 20,671 (60s).

For the week ending September 24, 2021, there are 515 new cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 863 new recoveries. The percentage of new cases who were not vaccinated is 80%. 

To date, Wichita County has had 172 reinfections (up 13). There are also a total of 658 vaccine breakthrough cases (up 104).

Of the 63 individuals who are hospitalized today, 9 are vaccine breakthrough cases and 1 is reinfection (who is also a vaccine breakthrough case).

For the week ending September 24, 2021, the positivity rate is 23%. 

 *Updated Every Friday*

                                                                                                                                                                                            

COVID-19 Daily Reporting 

Date Deaths Ages New Cases Hospitalized
Monday, September 20, 2021 3 2-50s, 80s 170 79
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1 80s 60 84
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4 2-60s, 2-70s 126 79
Thursday, September 23, 2021 7 50s, 3- 60s, 70s, 2- 80s 72 67
Friday, September 24, 2021 4 30s, 40s, 2-60s 87 63

                                                                                                                                                                                            

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A COVID VACCINE?

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Health District Hotline: 940-761-7909

Hotline Hours: Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM

For health-related questions call the Health District Hotline or email covidquestions@wichitafallstx.gov .

To read the new Clearance Procedures for COVID-19 click here: Clearance Procedures as of August 24, 2021

To read Wichita Falls/Wichita County Public Health District Non-Household Quarantine Guidelines: Click Here

 For more information on how to report results from your at-home tests: Click Here

Vaccine FAQ's in English: CLICK HERE Vaccine FAQ's in Spanish: CLICK HERE

Vaccine Information

The vaccine is available at no charge, regardless of insurance status, to those who meet the State of Texas criteria. It is important to note, once a vial has been punctured it has to be used within six hours. Please monitor your phone closely and answer all calls if you are on the waitlist. If you do not answer, the Health District will have to go to the next person on the list. They will circle back through the list if and when there is vaccine availability. 

If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you are eligible for the vaccine, so long as you are no longer infectious and have cleared quarantine. If you have been directly exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you will not be eligible for the vaccine at this time.

What To Do If You Want A COVID-19 Vaccine 

  1. Speak to your healthcare provider to see if the vaccines are right for you.
  2. Sign up on the Health District's COVID-19 vaccine waitlist registration form. 
  3. Speak with your physician or medical provider to see if they are administering the vaccine. 
  4. Check with the local Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies, as they are included in the Federal Retail pharmacy list.  CDC Retail Program Locations
  5. Regularly check the DSHS website to see what other locations in Wichita Falls have received vaccines. Some of these locations have started waiting lists. 
    1. Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations

To read a full FAQ regarding the vaccine, visit https://txwichitafalls3.civicplus.com/2186/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.     

The Department of State Health Services has created a new dashboard that shows the number of people vaccinated and doses distributed. A spreadsheet has also been created that shows COVID-19 vaccine distribution data by County. 

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard 

Texas COVID-19 Distribution by County

COVID-19 Testing - Wichita County Residents   

Data Last Updated 9/24/2021 at  4:12 PM *Updated every Friday
*As the pandemic has evolved, local medical facilities have discontinued reporting pending tests, so those numbers are no longer listed. 
 
Total Number of People Tested   124,196
Number of Negative Tests            103,468
Total Wichita County Confirmed Positive 20,728

COVID-19 Wichita County Deaths by Age

Ages Total Deaths
0 - 5 0
6 - 10 0
11 - 19 0
20 - 29 3
30 - 39 8
40 - 49 13
50 - 59 27
60 - 69 99
70 - 79 103
80+ 153
Total 406

COVID-19 Wichita County Vaccines Given (as of 9/24/21)

People vaccinated with at least one dose 57,874 people
People fully vaccinated 50,805 people
CITY ACTIVE CASES (28)
Hospitalization 092421
CA Ages by Week 092421
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