Taylor County adds 76 cases and 37 recoveries on Wednesday
The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 recoveries on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 14 were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction tests.
Active cases total 1,337 (514 PCR cases and 823 based on antigen testing), up from 961 reported a week ago.
Hendrick Health reported 84 COVID-19 hospital patients at its three hospitals on Tuesday, a decrease from the 92 reported on Monday. The breakdown for Tuesday’s tally was 72 at hospitals in Abilene and 12 at Brownwood facility.
Of all Hendrick COVID-19 hospital patients, 95.24% are not fully immunized. Of coronavirus patients in intensive care, 99% are not fully immunized.
Following: Taylor County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 34% of people fully vaccinated
The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma service area was 12.65% on Tuesday, compared to 15.15% on Monday and 15.10% on Sunday, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Abilene Trauma Service Area in all 16 counties reported 114 COVID-19 hospital patients on Wednesday, according to the state’s website, up from 130 on Monday.
The coronavirus in figures
Abilene / Taylor County (updated Wednesday): Total number of positive PCR cases, 8,020; active PCR cases, 514; total antigen of probable cases, 9,510; total cases of active antigen, 823; total PCR recoveries, 7,327; total antigen recoveries, 8,442; Total number of deaths, 424.
Texas (updated Wednesday): Total number of cases, 2,855,024; New cases, 20,058; Active cases (estimated), 229,402; Hospitalized, 12,402; Death, 53,370; New deaths, 140; Total tests, 35,771,405; Retrieved (estimated), 3,055,958.
Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Howard, 226; Brown, 224; Courage, 156; Erath, 134; Jones, 128; Nolan, 75; Comanche, 41 years old; Coke, 36; Eastland, 34; Channels, 28; Mitchell, 27; Coleman, 26; Callahan, 26; Fisher, 20; Stephens, 11; Haskell, 5; Kent, 2; Knox, 2; Shackelford, 2; Stone wall, 1; Throckmorton, 0.
Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 3,045; Ector (Odessa), 2,141; Randall (Canyon), 1,543; Potter (Amarillo), 1334; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1250; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 628; Midland, 298; Hale (Plainview), 151; Moore, 88 years old.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only) San Angelo Standard-Times
SELECTED PRISONS (Tuesday update)
Daniel (Snyder): Staff case – active, 1. Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – active, 1; Case of detainees – active, 2, medical isolation, 2.
Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – active, 9; Case of detainees – active, 113, medical isolation, 113.
Robertson (Abilene): Staff case – active, 15; Case of detainees – active, 2, medical isolation, 4.
Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff case – active, 1; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Wallace (Colorado City): Staff case – active, 1; Case of detainees – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.
Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 website.
Following: COVID-19: Taylor County reports 1 death, 79 new cases Tuesday
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.