Taylor County adds 1 case Wednesday
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, which was confirmed by antigen testing.
Active cases on Wednesday totaled 47 (18 polymerase chain reaction tests and 29 antigen tests), up from 47 reported on Tuesday and 53 the previous week.
The percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the Abilene 16-County Trauma Service Area was 0.22% Tuesday, down from 0.22% Monday and 0.24% Sunday, according to the COVID-19 Database. Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Abilene Trauma Service Area had two patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, the same number reported on Monday. In the past 24 hours, there has been one admission of COVID-19 in the area, according to the state database.
Hendrick Health reported two patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, both in intensive care, compared to one patient hospitalized a week ago, with none in intensive care.
Both hospitalized patients are believed to be at an Abilene hospital, none at Brownwood Hospital.
Coronavirus in numbers
Abilene/Taylor County (Wednesday data): New cases, 1; PCR cases, 12,983; active PCR cases, 18; probable cases of total antigen, 21,212; total number of active antigen cases, 29; total PCR recoveries, 13,254; total antigen recoveries, 20,835; Total deaths, 640.
Texas (updated Wednesday): Total number of cases, 5,521,002; New cases, 856; Hospitalized, 823; Deaths, 86,309; New deaths, 30; Total tests, 63,296,913.
Big Country estimated daily new confirmed cases (Tuesday, tracked by state): brown, 0; Callahan, 0; Coke, 0; Colman, 0; Comanche, 1; Eastland, 4; Erath, 0; Fisherman, 0; Haskel, 0; Howard, 0; Jones, 0; Kent, 0; Knox, 0; Mitchell, 0; Nolan, 0; Runnels, 0; rush, 0; Shackelford, 0; Stephens, 0; Stone wall, 0; and Throckmorton, 0.
SELECT PRISONS (Tuesday Update)
Daniel (Snyder): Staff cases – assets, 0; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – assets, 1; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – assets, 1; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Robertson (Abilene): Staff cases – assets, 0; Inmate cases – active, 2, medical isolation, 2.
Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff cases – assets, 0; Inmate cases – active, 1, medical isolation, 1.
Wallace (town in Colorado): Staff cases – assets, 4; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 website.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Abilene Christian University: Reported two new cases on Tuesday, with two active cases. The cumulative cases since August 17 total 662.
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