WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District reported three new COVID-19-related deaths in Wichita County on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023.
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Wichita County since the pandemic began in March 2020 now stands at 627.
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New cases in Wichita County
The Health District also reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 from February 10, 2023 to February 16, 2023, down from 76 new cases for the week of February 2, 2023. The Health District also reported 69 recoveries during that period. time .
There are 4 (9%) new cases who are up to date on their vaccinations. There are 40 (91%) new cases who are not up to date on their vaccinations. There are 19 new cases of reinfection. Of these, 1 (5%) is up to date with vaccinations; 18 (95%) are not up to date with vaccinations.
Positivity rate reported in Wichita County this week is 9.8%
Shelters in Wichita County
The Health District also reported on Friday, February 16, 2023, 4 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Wichita County as of February 3, 2023, down from 10 hospitalizations reported on February 3, 2023.
Of the 4 people hospitalized on Friday 3 February 2023, three are cases of vaccine failure; of these, all 3 have completed their primary series but are out of date. There are no reinfections among currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
The Public Health District did not provide information on how many patients are considered critically ill.
Active cases in Wichita County
From 17 February 2023there are 67 active cases of COVID-19 in Wichita County, with 4 hospitalized and 63 recovered from home.
The breakdown of the number of active COVID-19 cases by city in Wichita County can be found below:
- Wichita Falls — 54 active cases
- Burkburnett — 6 active cases
- Iowa park — 7 active cases
- Electra — No active cases
Wichita County Weekly Breakdown
From February 10, 2023 to February 16, 2023, the Health District reports 44 new cases, 3 deaths, 4 hospitalizations, and 69 recoveries.
The positivity rate for that period was 9.8%. The percentage of new cases that were not up to date with vaccinations is 91%.
Vaccines in Wichita County
Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District. The updated COVID-19 bivalent vaccine is now available and recommended by the CDC and includes protection against the predominant Omicron strain.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions: