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COVID-19: Taylor County adds 12 cases, 13 recoveries Monday

The Abilene Reporter-News logo The Abilene Reporter-News 6/28/2021 Laura Gutschke, Abilene Reporter-News
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The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District on Monday reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 recoveries.

Half of the new cases were confirmed via polymerase chain reaction tests.

Active cases total 88 (26 PCR cases and 62 confirmed by antigen tests). A week ago, active cases numbered 90. 

The 16-county Abilene trauma service area had nine COVID-19 patients Monday, one fewer than Sunday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 website. The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in that area was 1.02% Sunday, compared to 1.08% Saturday and 1.07% Friday.  

Eleven counties in the Big Country have zero active cases Monday, according to the state website.

Antigen Active 65 to 62 = -3

More: Taylor County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 31% of people fully vaccinated

Coronavirus by the numbers

Abilene/Taylor County (updated Monday): Total positive PCR cases, 7,380; active PCR cases, 26; total antigen probable cases, 8,552; total active antigen cases, 62; total PCR recoveries, 7,179; total antigen recoveries, 8,251; Total deaths, 414.

Texas (updated Monday): Total cases, 2,543,253; New cases, 221; Active cases (estimated), 21,146; Hospitalized, 1,428; Fatalities, 51,201; New fatalities, 2; Total tests, 31,768,431; Recovered (estimated), 2,876,579.

Big Country estimated active cases (as tracked by the state): Howard, 12; Brown, 8; Jones, 5; Erath, 4; Coleman, 2; Comanche, 2; Callahan, 1; Eastland, 1; Nolan, 1; Stephens, 1; Coke, 0; Fisher, 0; Haskell, 0; Kent, 0; Knox, 0; Mitchell, 0; Runnels, 0; Scurry, 0; Shackelford, 0; Stonewall, 0; Throckmorton, 0.

Select West Texas counties estimated active cases: Lubbock, 163; Midland, 77; Randall (Canyon), 71; Ector (Odessa), 67; Potter (Amarillo), 51; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 38; Tom Green (San Angelo), 17; Hale (Plainview), 14; Moore, 3.

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

More: COVID-19: Taylor County active cases drop below 90 Friday

Brown County adds 1 death, 6 cases last week

BROWNWOOD – Brown County health officials reported one COVID-19-linked death and six new cases last week. 

The deceased – a woman in her 70s who did not reside in a nursing home – gives the county a total of 140 deaths connected to the coronavirus. The average age of the deceased is 68.

Last week's weekly total of six new cases is a steep decline from the 27 reported the previous week.

The county also reported one COVID-19 hospitalization and eight active cases Friday, compared to 16 active cases the previous week.

Of the county population aged 16 and older, 32.09% are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. That is a slight increase from the 31.52% reported the week ending June 18. 

Here are the weekly totals of new cases. This year's high for a weekly total was 297 on Jan. 8:

  • Week of June 18: 27
  • Week of June 11: 14
  • Week of June 4: 31
  • Week of May 28: 11
  • Week of May 21: 4
  • Week of May 14: 13
  • Week of May 7: 20
  • Week of April 30: 12
  • Week of April 23: 15
  • Week of April 16: 10
  • Week of April 9: 3
  • Week of April 2: 5

The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County as of Friday are:

  • Total positive: 4,361
  • Total negative: 8,810
  • Cases confirmed by PCR test: 2,072
  • Cases confirmed by antigen test: 2,288
  • Deaths: 140
  • Average age of deceased: 68
  • Recovered: 4,213

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

This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: COVID-19: Taylor County adds 12 cases, 13 recoveries Monday

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