The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District said based on their current projections, the area is headed for an estimated 1,400 new COVID-19 cases per week by the end of February.
The highest weekly case count to date was reported last Friday, January 1, with 1,185 cases. This figure aligned with the district’s original projection of 1,200 cases at that time.
The estimate of more than 1,400 new cases per week would be an average of 200 new cases per day.
“The continued increase in the number of COVID-19 positive Wichita County residents who are hospitalized continues to be of concern. Using linear regression analysis based on the max daily hospitalization, if the trend continues at this current rate of increase, the projection for hospitalizations at mid-February could be as high as 150 per day,” the district said in a release.
The district reported two COVID-related deaths Thursday; Case 8,735 (70 – 79) and Case 10,072 (60 – 69).
There were 231 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, 195 recoveries, and 113 hospitalizations.
Total Wichita County Hospitalizations = 113
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As of this morning, United Regional Health Care System had 118 COVID-positive or COVID-suspected patients. Of those, 33 are in critical care.
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