Taylor County adds 4 deaths Monday; hospitalized patients decline
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported four COVID-19-related deaths and 256 new cases on Monday.
The total number of deaths in the county linked to the coronavirus is 458, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 website.
The total number of active cases is 2,518, up from 2,065 on September 1. The test positivity rate is 10.63%.
The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma ward area was 17.62% on Sunday, up from 17.32% on Saturday and 17.37% on Friday, according to the COVID-state database. 19.
The Abilene Trauma Service Area in all 16 counties reported 171 COVID-19 hospital patients on Sunday, up from 182 on Friday. All hospital patients are adults, according to the state’s website.
Across Texas, COVID-19 hospital patients declined Monday to 13,065 from 13,230 on Sunday, according to the state website. The peak in hospitalizations during the current wave that began in mid-July is 13,932 on August 25.
Brown County Sets New COVID-19 Case Record for Third Week in a Row
BROWNWOOD – Brown County health officials on Friday reported four COVID-19-related deaths and 378 new cases last week.
The deceased are three men in their fifties and a man in his 70s. None lived in retirement homes.
A total of 164 deaths in the county have been linked to the coronavirus and the average age of those who died is 66.
The county set a record for new cases for the third week in a row, with 344 the week of September 3 and 319 the week of August 27.
The county also reported 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 481 active cases on Friday. The previous week there had been 19 hospitalizations and 441 active cases.
The percentage of county residents aged 12 and over who are fully immunized is 38.19%, up from 37.10% the week before.
The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County as of Friday were:
- Positive total: 6,238
- Negative total: 9,547
- Confirmed cases by PCR test: 2,906
- Cases confirmed by antigen test: 3,332
- Deaths: 164
- Average age of the deceased: 66 years old
- Recovered: 5,593
The coronavirus in figures
Texas (updated Monday): Total number of cases, 3,198,035; New cases, 8,140; Active cases (estimated), 303,932; Hospitalized, 13,065; Death, 58,901; New deaths, 46; Total tests, 39,759,753; Retrieved (estimated), 3,402,582.
Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Brown, 481; Howard, 314; Courage, 301; Nolan, 248; Erath, 197; Jones, 145; Stephens, 114; Mitchell, 83; Coca, 63; Callahan, 56; Comanche, 55 years old; Alleyways, 53; Eastland, 47; Fisher, 11; Coleman, 8 years old; Haskell, 6; Shackelford, 5; Stone wall, 5; Throckmorton, 3; Knox, 2; Kent, 0.
Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 4,492; Randall (Canyon), 2334; Potter (Amarillo), 2092; Midland, 2,031; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 1,864; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1740; Ector (Odessa), 1,811; Hale (Plainview), 233; Moore, 152.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Abilene ISD: Reported Monday 37 new cases (31 students, 6 staff), against five Sunday and 37 Friday. New cases per campus: five students and one staff member at Cooper High, four students at Abilene High, four students at ATEMS, seven students and one staff member at Craig Middle, two students and one staff member at Clack Middle, two students at Thomas Elementary, two students and a staff member at Martinez Elementary, one student at Alcorta Elementary, one student at Bassetti Elementary, one student at Bowie Elementary, one student at Long Elementary, a student at Crockett, a staff member at The LIFT and a member staff member at Stafford Elementary.
Active cases total 301 (251 students, 50 staff), up from 388 on Sunday. As of June 14, the district has reported 724 cases (579 students, 145 staff).
Wylie ISD: Reported on Monday 13 new cases (10 students, three staff) for a total of 78 active cases. That’s lower than the 106 active cases on Friday.
Active cases by campus: four students and three staff at East Elementary, two students and three staff at West Elementary, four students and two staff at West Intermediate, 17 students and two staff at Wylie High, two students and four staff members at West Early Childhood, 19 students and one staff member at West Junior High and 12 students and three staff members at East Junior High.
Christian University of Abilene: Four new cases reported Friday, with 63 active cases, three fewer than Thursday. There are 62 people in quarantine due to possible exposure. Among active cases, 66.7% were not vaccinated. The cumulative cases since August 17 total 120.
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