CORONAVIRUS  (COVID-19) 

COVID-19

STATUS UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2021: 

The Health District has 34 new cases to report today, bringing the total of new cases for the week ending October 15, 2021, to 215. There were 8 deaths total reported; Case 21,397 (60s), Case 19,445 (70s), Case 19,397 (60s), Case 21,400 (90s, vaccinated Janssen), Case 20,370 (70s), Case 21,419 (60s), Case 21,339 (50s), Case 20,918 (70s).

For the week ending October 15, 2021, there are 215 new cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 730 new recoveries. The percentage of new cases who were not vaccinated is 62%.

To date, Wichita County has had 193 reinfections (up 5). There are also a total of 881 vaccine breakthrough cases (up 83). 

Of the 60 individuals hospitalized today, 14 are vaccine breakthrough cases and 1 is a reinfection (who is also a vaccine breakthrough case).

For the week ending October 15, 2021, the positivity rate is 15%. 


 *Updated Every Friday*

                                                                                                                                                                                            

COVID-19 Daily Reporting 

Date Deaths Ages New Cases Hospitalized
Monday, October 11, 2021 2 60s, 70s 80 58
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 0 N/A 51 60
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4 2-60s, 70s, 90s 19 59
Thursday, October 14, 2021 1 50s 31 58
Friday, October 15, 2021 1 70s 34 60

                                                                                                                                                                                            

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A COVID VACCINE?

CLICK HERE

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

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion HOTLINE: 1-800-742-5990

Monoclonal Antibody infusions are still available. An infusion can be scheduled by contacting the Infusion Hotline. This number is supported by knowledgeable staff that will work with you to schedule an infusion that will be administered by medical staff at your residence or designated location. 

Eligibility requirements are established to assure recipients receive the full benefit of the monoclonal antibody infusion.

To get the process started or answer any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact

1-800-742-5990 or Email: infusionreferral@bcfs.net

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 10/15/2021 at  3:11 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   129,551
Number of Negative Tests            107,859
Total Wichita County Confirmed Positive 21,692

COVID-19 Wichita County Deaths by Age

Ages Total Deaths
0 - 5 0
6 - 10 0
11 - 19 0
20 - 29 3
30 - 39 9
40 - 49 16
50 - 59 31
60 - 69 111
70 - 79 112
80+ 159
Total 441

COVID-19 Wichita County Vaccines Given (as of 10/15/21)

People vaccinated with at least one dose 59,534 people
People fully vaccinated 53,009 people
People with an Additional Dose 4,906
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