Taylor County adds 12 cases and 13 recoveries on Monday
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 recoveries on Monday.
Half of the new cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction tests.
The active cases total 88 (26 PCR cases and 62 confirmed by antigenic tests). A week ago, there were 90 active cases.
The Abilene trauma service area in all 16 counties had nine COVID-19 patients on Monday, one fewer than on Sunday, according to the Texas State Department’s COVID-19 website. The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in that region was 1.02% on Sunday, up from 1.08% on Saturday and 1.07% on Friday.
Eleven counties across the great country have no active cases on Monday, according to the state’s website.
Active Antigen 65 to 62 = -3
After: Taylor County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 31% of people fully vaccinated
The coronavirus in figures
Abilene / Taylor County (updated Monday): Total number of PCR positive cases, 7,380; cases of active PCR, 26; total probable antigen cases, 8,552; total cases of active antigen, 62; total recoveries by PCR, 7,179; total antigen recoveries, 8,251; Total number of deaths, 414.
Texas (updated Monday): Total number of cases, 2,543,253; New cases, 221; Active cases (estimated), 21,146; Hospitalized, 1,428; Death, 51,201; New deaths, 2; Total tests, 31,768,431; Retrieved (estimated), 2,876,579.
Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Howard, 12; Brown, 8; Jones, 5; Erath, 4; Coleman, 2; Comanche, 2; Callahan, 1; Eastland, 1; Nolan, 1; Stephens, 1; Coca, 0; Fisher, 0; Haskell, 0; Kent, 0; Knox, 0; Mitchell, 0; gullies, 0; Courage, 0; Shackelford, 0; Stone wall, 0; Throckmorton, 0.
Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 163; Midland, 77; Randall (Canyon), 71; Ector (Odessa), 67 years old; Potter (Amarillo), 51; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 38; Tom Green (San Angelo), 17; 14-year-old Hale (Plainview); Moore, 3.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)
After: COVID-19: Active Taylor County Cases Drop Below 90 Friday
Brown County adds 1 death and 6 cases last week
BROWNWOOD – Brown County health officials reported one death from COVID-19 and six new cases last week.
The deceased – a woman in her 60s who was not residing in a nursing home – gives the county a total of 140 coronavirus-related deaths. The average age of the deceased is 68 years old.
The weekly total of six new cases last week is a sharp drop from the 27 reported the week before.
The county also reported hospitalization for COVID-19 and eight active cases on Friday, up from 16 active cases the previous week.
Of the county’s population aged 16 and over, 32.09% are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. This is a slight increase from the 31.52% reported for the week ending June 18.
Here are the weekly totals of new cases. This year’s high for a weekly total was 297 on January 8:
- Week of June 18: 27
- Week of June 11: 14
- Week of June 4: 31
- Week of May 28: 11
- Week of May 21: 4
- Week of May 14: 13
- Week of May 7: 20
- Week of April 30: 12
- Week of April 23: 15
- Week of April 16: 10
- Week of April 9: 3
- Week of April 2: 5
The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County as of Friday are:
- Positive total: 4,361
- Negative total: 8,810
- Cases confirmed by PCR test: 2,072
- Cases confirmed by antigen test: 2,288
- Deaths: 140
- Average age of the deceased: 68 years old
- Recovered: 4,213
Laura Gutschke is a general assignment journalist and food columnist and manages online content for The Reporter-News. If you enjoy local news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: COVID-19: Taylor County Adds 12 Cases, 13 Recoveries Monday