Taylor County adds 1 death, 47 cases on Wednesday
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported one death attributed to COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with 47 new cases and 77 recoveries.
A total of 501 people in the county have died from the disease since the start of the pandemic.
Of the 47 new cases, 25 were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction tests.
Active cases total 1,228 (378 PCR cases and 850 confirmed by antigenic tests). A week ago, there were 1,495 active cases.
Hendrick Health reported 59 COVID-19 hospital patients at its three facilities on Tuesday, including 22 in intensive care. As of Monday, there were 68 COVID-19 hospital patients, including 22 in intensive care.
The breakdown by facility on Tuesday was 53 inpatients in Abilene hospitals (19 in intensive care) and six in Brownwood hospital (three in intensive care).
Of the 59 Hendrick COVID-19 hospital patients, 51 were not fully immunized, while 21 of the 22 intensive care patients were not fully immunized.
The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the Abilene trauma ward area in the 16 counties was 7.72% of the total hospital capacity on Tuesday, up from 9.49% on Monday and 9.03 % Sunday, according to the Texas State Department’s COVID-19 database.
The Abilene trauma service area had 76 COVID-19 hospital patients on Wednesday, 11 fewer than the state reported on Tuesday.
The coronavirus in figures
Abilene / Taylor County (updated Wednesday): New cases, 47; PCR cases, 9515; active PCR cases, 378; total probable antigen cases, 13,105; total cases of active antigen, 850; total PCR recoveries, 8,947; total antigen recoveries, 11,944; Total number of deaths, 501.
Texas (updated Wednesday): Total number of cases, 3,478,389; New cases, 3,987; Active cases (estimated), 129,718; Hospitalized, 4,739; Death, 68,313; New deaths, 270; Total tests, 44,211,819; Retrieved (estimated), 3,966,492.
Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Jones, 142; Howard, 76; Brun, 55 years old; Courage, 48; Nolan, 34 years old; Stephens, 34; Erath, 26 years old; Eastland, 20; Callahan, 20; Mitchell, 17; Coke, 15; Comanche, 11 years old; Haskell, 9; Fisherman, 8; Coleman, 7 years old; Knox, 7; Channels, 5; Shackelford, 3; Kent, 1; Stone wall, 1; and Throckmorton, 0.
Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Randall (Canyon), 1,164; Lubbock, 1,162; Potter (Amarillo), 1,018; Midland, 834; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 790; Ector (Odessa), 628; Tom Green (San Angelo), 297; Moore, 82; Hale (Plainview), 75.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)
SELECTED PRISONS (Tuesday update)
Daniel (Snyder): Staff case – active, 1. Case of detainees – active, 2, medical isolation, 2.
Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – active, 2; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – active, 11; Case of detainees – active, 133, medical isolation, 134.
Robertson (Abilene): Staff case – active, 7; Case of detainees – active, 2, medical isolation, 3.
Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff case – active, 1; Case of detainees – active, 24; medical isolation, 24.
Wallace (Colorado City): Staff case – active, 3; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 website.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Abilene ISD: 11 new cases reported Tuesday (seven students, four staff), 10 fewer than Monday. New cases per campus: two students and two staff at Cooper High, one student at Abilene High, two students at Mann Middle, one student at Dyess Elementary, one student at Taylor Elementary, one staff member at Purcell Elementary and one member from staff to Elementary long.
Active cases total 78 (54 students, 24 staff), up from 76 on Monday. As of August 3, the district has reported 1,134 cases (918 students, 216 staff).
Wylie ISD: Five new cases of students reported Tuesday – four of them at East Elementary School. Active cases total 15 (12 students, three staff), four more than what was reported on Monday.
Active cases by campus: one student at West Junior High, one student at East Junior High, one student at West Intermediate, and nine students and three staff at East Elementary.
Christian University of Abilene: One new case reported Tuesday, with five active cases, the same number of active cases as on Monday. Five people are in quarantine due to possible exposure. Of the active cases, 40% are not vaccinated. The cumulative cases since August 17 total 156.
Following: COVID-19: Taylor County Reports 500th Death, 72 New Cases Tuesday
Following: Taylor County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 41% of people fully vaccinated