Taylor County adds 132 cases on Tuesday
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported 132 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Active cases total 2,525, compared to 2,509 on Monday and 2,493 a week ago.
The test positivity rate is 13.23%. A week ago it was 14.27%.
The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma ward area was 16.75% on Monday, compared to 17.82% on Sunday and 17.77% on Saturday, according to the Department’s COVID-19 database. ‘State of Texas.
The Abilene trauma service area in the 16 counties had 158 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, up from 168 on Monday. All hospital patients are adults, according to the state’s website.
The coronavirus in figures
Abilene / Taylor County (updated Tuesday): New cases, 132; Total number of active cases, 2,525; New deaths, 0.
Texas (updated Tuesday): Total number of cases, 3,294,624; New cases, 10,534; Active cases (estimated), 290,799; Hospitalized, 11,658; Death, 61,178; New deaths, 346; Total tests, 40,959,482; Retrieved (estimated), 3,532,096.
Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Brown, 411; Howard, 292; Courage, 185; Nolan, 168; Erath, 155; Stephens, 108; Coke, 52; Jones, 50; Eastland, 45; Mitchell, 40; Comanche, 38 years old; Callahan, 35; Haskell, 13; Alleyways, 9; Fisherman, 8; Coleman, 5 years old; Shackelford, 4 years old; Kent, 2; Stone wall, 2; Knox, 1; Throckmorton, 1.
Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 5,175; Midland, 2,266; Randall (Canyon), 2,234; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 2,114; Potter (Amarillo), 1993; Ector (Odessa), 1945; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1648; Hale (Plainview), 282; Moore, 84.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)
SELECTED PRISONS (Monday update)
Daniel (Snyder): Staff case – active, 0. Case of detainees – active, 2, medical isolation, 4.
Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – active, 4; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – active, 0; Case of detainees – active, 19, medical isolation, 19.
Robertson (Abilene): Staff case – active, 3; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 1.
Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff case – active, 3; Case of detainees – active, 95; medical isolation, 108.
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: 25 new cases reported Tuesday (22 students, three staff), more than the three reported on Monday. New cases per campus: three students at Abilene High, three students at Cooper High, one student at Woodson, four students at Mann Middle, two students at Madison Middle, two students at Craig Middle, three students at Ortiz Elementary, two students at Taylor Elementary, a student at the Center for Innovation, a staff member at Austin Elementary, a staff member at Martinez Elementary, and a tech staff member.
Active cases total 181 (153 students, 28 staff), up from 200 on Monday. As of June 14, the district has reported 863 cases (704 students, 159 staff).
Wylie ISD: Four new cases (two students, two staff) reported Tuesday for a total of 51 active cases. That’s less than the 53 active cases reported on Monday.
Active cases by campus: one student at Wylie Intermediate, one staff member at West Early Childhood, three students and five staff at East Elementary, two students and two staff at West Elementary, 12 students and one staff member at Wylie High, nine students and three staff at West Junior High and eight students and four staff at East Junior High.
Christian University of Abilene: A new case reported Tuesday, with nine active cases, compared to 13 active cases on Monday. There are 22 people in quarantine due to possible exposure. Of the active cases, 55.6% were not vaccinated. The cumulative cases since August 17 total 142.
McMurry University: Reported three new cases Monday (two students and one staff member). There are 15 active cases, with a total of 64 cases in the fall semester.
Following: COVID-19: Taylor County adds 5 deaths, 119 new cases on Monday
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