Taylor County adds 1 death, 51 new cases on Tuesday
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported one death from COVID-19 and 51 new cases on Tuesday.
The county’s total death toll from the coronavirus is 480, including six in October and 40 in September.
Active cases total 2,005 (636 based on polymerase chain reaction tests and 1,369 on antigen tests). A week ago, there were 2,327 active cases.
Hendrick Health reported 81 COVID-19 hospital patients at its three hospitals on Tuesday, including 30 in intensive care. As of Monday, there were 76 COVID-19 hospital patients in total, including 27 in intensive care.
The breakdown by facility on Tuesday was 68 inpatients in Abilene hospitals (22 in intensive care) and 13 in Brownwood hospital (eight in intensive care).
Of 76 Hendrick COVID-19 hospital patients, 63 were not fully immunized, while 25 of 27 intensive care patients were not fully immunized.
The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the Abilene trauma ward area was 10.71% on Monday, compared with 10.02% on Sunday and 10.29% on Saturday, according to the Department’s COVID-19 database. ‘State of Texas.
The Abilene trauma service area in all 16 counties had 99 COVID-19 hospital patients on Tuesday, an increase from 93 on Monday, the state reported. All currently hospitalized patients are adults.
The coronavirus in figures
Abilene / Taylor County (updated Tuesday): New cases, 51; PCR cases, 9,250; active cases of PCR, 636; total antigen of probable cases, 12,571; total cases of active antigen, 1,369; total recoveries by PCR, 8,426; total antigen recoveries, 10,910; Total number of deaths, 480.
Texas (updated Tuesday): Total number of cases, 3,404,816; New cases, 7,466; Active cases (estimated), 214,041; Hospitalized, 7,769; Death, 65,062; New deaths, 277; Total tests, 42,662,955; Retrieved (estimated), 3,786,555.
Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Brown, 162; Howard, 160; Jones, 141; Stephens, 115; Courage, 80; Erath, 51 years old; Nolan, 42 years old; Coca, 31; Callahan, 27; Eastland, 25; Mitchell, 19; Comanche, 18 years old; Coleman, 17; Fisherman, 10; Haskell, 6; Alleyways, 6; Stone wall, 4; Shackelford, 2; Throckmorton, 1; and Kent, 1; Knox, 0.
Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 3,781; Randall (Canyon), 1594; Ector (Odessa), 1424; Potter (Amarillo), 1394; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 1378; Midland, 1372; Tom Green (San Angelo), 741; Hale (Plainview), 177; Moore, 52 years old.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)
SELECTED PRISONS (Monday update)
Daniel (Snyder): Staff case – active, 1. Case of detainees – active, 1, medical isolation, 1.
Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – active, 6; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – active, 1; Case of detainees – active, 128, medical isolation, 128.
Robertson (Abilene): Staff case – active, 9; Case of detainees – active, 1, medical isolation, 2.
Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff case – active, 4; Case of detainees – active, 105; medical isolation, 105.
Wallace (Colorado City): Staff case – active, 2; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 website.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Abilene ISD: Reported Tuesday 12 new student cases, three new cases more than Monday. New cases per campus: one student at Cooper High, five students at Ward Elementary, three students at Purcell Elementary, two students at Ortiz Elementary, and one student at Long Elementary.
Active cases total 118 (100 students, 18 staff). As of June 14, the district has reported 1,014 cases (829 students, 185 staff).
Wylie ISD: Reported four new cases (three students and one staff member) on Tuesday, for a total of 30 active cases. This is one more active case than the one reported on Monday.
Active cases by campus: two students at West Junior High, one student at West Intermediate, one student at West Early Childhood, one student and staff member at East Junior High, three students at East Elementary, one student and one staff member at West Elementary and 18 students and a staff member at Wylie High.
Christian University of Abilene: Reported Monday three new cases and four active cases. There are five people in quarantine due to possible exposure. Of the active cases, 50% were not vaccinated. The cumulative cases since August 17 total 149.
Following: COVID-19: Taylor County adds 2 deaths, 143 cases Monday; hospitalizations in the region are decreasing
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