Taylor County sees spike in new cases

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 and 78 recoveries on Monday.

Active cases jumped to 1,279 on Monday, from 1,089 on Friday and 784 a week ago.

Of the 268 new cases, 111 were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction tests.

Hendrick Medical Center reported 50 COVID-19 hospital patients on Monday, including nine in intensive care. That compares to 40 COVID-19 hospital patients on Friday, including eight in intensive care.

The breakdown by facility was 44 inpatients in Abilene hospitals (six in intensive care) and six inpatients (three in intensive care) at Brownwood Hospital.

Of the 50 Hendrick COVID-19 hospital patients, 37 were not fully immunized.

The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma service area in the 16 counties was 6.94% of total capacity on Monday, compared to 6.48% on Sunday and 5.05% on Saturday, according to Texas State Department COVID-19 Database.

The Abilene Independent School District reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 (11 students, 41 staff) on Monday to start the new year. The total number of cases in the district since the start of the 2021-22 school year is 1,392, which is higher than last year for the same period.

As of January 7, 2021, days after students returned to school after the 2020 Christmas vacation, the district had 109 active cases (41 students, 68 staff), but a total of 880 cases since the start of the year. school year 2020-21. , according to Reporter-News files.

The coronavirus in figures

Abilene / Taylor County (updated Monday): New cases, 268; PCR cases, 10,243; active PCR cases, 353; total antigen of probable cases, 14,833; total cases of active antigen, 926; total recoveries by PCR, 9,686; total antigen recoveries, 13,537; Total number of deaths, 574.

Texas (updated Tuesday): Total number of cases, 3,978,101; New cases, 44,431; Active cases (estimated), 374,020; Hospitalized, 7,460; Deaths, 74,796; New deaths, 60; Total tests, 51,552,112; Retrieved (estimated), 4,339,018.

Active cases estimated by Big Country (monitored by the State): Erath, 245; Brown, 234; Courage, 203; Howard, 124; Callahan, 111; Jones, 100; Eastland, 96; Comanche, 63 years old; Stephens, 62; Channels, 50; Coleman, 43; Mitchell, 33; Coca, 31; Haskell, 18; Nolan, 18; Knox, 16; Shackelford, 15; Throckmorton, 15; Kent, 12; Fisherman, 10; and Stonewall, 4.

Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 4,766; Ector (Odessa), 1362; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1218; Potter (Amarillo), 1,117; Midland, 976; Randall (Canyon), 966; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 858; Hale (Plainview), 249; and Moore, 102.

Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)

SELECTED PRISONS (Monday update)

Daniel (Snyder): Staff case – active, 0; Inmates’ case – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – active, 0; Inmates’ case – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – active, 12; Inmate cases – active, 5, medical isolation, 5.

Robertson (Abilene): Staff case – active, 14; Case of inmates – active, 1, medical isolation, 1.

Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff case – active, 7; Inmates’ case – active, 1; medical isolation, 2.

Wallace (Colorado City): Staff case – active, 0; Inmate cases – active, 5, medical isolation, 6.

Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 website.


Abilene ISD: 52 new cases (11 students, 41 staff) reported Monday since December 17.

Active cases total 85 (35 students, 50 staff), up from 34 on the last December school day before Christmas vacation. As of August 3, the district has reported 1,392 cases (1,096 students, 296 staff).

Wylie ISD: Three new student cases reported Tuesday, with nine active cases in total – all students.

Active cases by campus: three at East Elementary and six at Wylie High.

Following: COVID-19: Number of new cases in Texas surges Monday, in part due to backlog

Laura Gutschke is a general journalist and food columnist and manages online content for the Reporter-News. If you value local news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.

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