STATUS UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 22, 2021:
The Health District has 24 new cases to report today, bringing the total of new cases for the week ending October 22, 2021, to 151. There were 8 deaths total reported; Case 21,174 (60s), Case 21,378 (60s), Case 21,212 (30s), Case 21,335 (50s), Case 20,384 (20s), Case 21,284 (60s), Case 20,831 (80s), Case 21,557 (70s).
For the week ending October 22, 2021, there are 151 new cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 484 new recoveries. The percentage of new cases who were not vaccinated is 82%.
To date, Wichita County has had 197 reinfections (up 4). There are also a total of 909 vaccine breakthrough cases (up 28).
Of the 45 individuals hospitalized today, 12 are vaccine breakthrough cases and 2 are reinfections (who are also vaccine breakthrough cases).
For the week ending October 22, 2021, the positivity rate is 10%.
*Updated Every Friday*
|Monday, October 25, 2021||3||50s, 60s, 80s||30||45|
|Tuesday, October 26, 2021||2||50s, 60s||15||37|
|Wednesday, October 27, 2021||1||90s||27||37|
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Monoclonal Antibody infusions are still available. An infusion can be scheduled by contacting the Infusion Hotline. This number is supported by knowledgeable staff that will work with you to schedule an infusion that will be administered by medical staff at your residence or designated location.
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The vaccine is available at no charge, regardless of insurance status, to those who meet the State of Texas criteria. It is important to note, once a vial has been punctured it has to be used within six hours. Please monitor your phone closely and answer all calls if you are on the waitlist. If you do not answer, the Health District will have to go to the next person on the list. They will circle back through the list if and when there is vaccine availability.
If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you are eligible for the vaccine, so long as you are no longer infectious and have cleared quarantine. If you have been directly exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, you will not be eligible for the vaccine at this time.
What To Do If You Want A COVID-19 Vaccine
- Speak to your healthcare provider to see if the vaccines are right for you.
- Sign up on the Health District's COVID-19 vaccine waitlist registration form.
- Speak with your physician or medical provider to see if they are administering the vaccine.
- Check with the local Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies, as they are included in the Federal Retail pharmacy list. CDC Retail Program Locations
- Regularly check the DSHS website to see what other locations in Wichita Falls have received vaccines. Some of these locations have started waiting lists.
To read a full FAQ regarding the vaccine, visit https://txwichitafalls3.civicplus.com/2186/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.
The Department of State Health Services has created a new dashboard that shows the number of people vaccinated and doses distributed. A spreadsheet has also been created that shows COVID-19 vaccine distribution data by County.
|Data Last Updated 10/22/2021 at 3:11 PM *Updated every Friday
*As the pandemic has evolved, local medical facilities have discontinued reporting pending tests, so those numbers are no longer listed.
|Total Number of People Tested||131,002|
|Number of Negative Tests||109,159|
|Total Wichita County Confirmed Positive||21,843|
|0 - 5||0|
|6 - 10||0|
|11 - 19||0|
|20 - 29||4|
|30 - 39||10|
|40 - 49||16|
|50 - 59||32|
|60 - 69||114|
|70 - 79||113|
|People vaccinated with at least one dose||59,844 people|
|People fully vaccinated||53,420 people|
|People with an Additional Dose||5,592|