COVID-19: Taylor County adds 71 cases Friday, sees uptick in active numbers – Abilene Reporter-News

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District on Friday reported 71 new cases of COVID-19, 23 of which were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing.

Active cases Friday totaled 1,533 (418 PCR tests and 1,115 antigen tests), compared to 1,516 Thursday and 1,572 the week previous.

The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the 16-county Abilene trauma service area was 4.16% Thursday, compared to 3.42% Wednesday and 3.39% Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 database.

The Abilene trauma service area Thursday had 35 COVID-19 inpatients, six more than reported Wednesday. In the previous 24 hours, there were 12 COVID-19 admissions in the area, according to the state database.

Coronavirus by the numbers

Abilene/Taylor County (Friday data): New cases, 71; PCR cases, 13,926; active PCR cases, 418; total antigen probable cases, 24,272; total active antigen cases, 1,115; total PCR recoveries, 13,852; total antigen recoveries, 22,803; Total deaths, 647.

Texas (updated Wednesday): Total cases, 6,094,858; New cases, 6,837; Hospitalized, 3,566; Fatalities, 87,833; New fatalities, 48; Total tests, 69,223,588.

Big Country estimated new daily confirmed cases Friday, as tracked by the state): Brown, 4; Callahan, 1; Coke, 1; Coleman, 0; Comanche, 1; Eastland, 5; Erath, 6; Fisher, 0; Haskell, 1; Howard, 2; Jones, 1; Kent, 0; Knox, 0; Mitchell, 0; Nolan, 0; Runnels, 3; Scurry, 9; Shackelford, 0; Stephens, 1; Stonewall, 0; and Throckmorton, 0.

Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (counts PCR cases only) San Angelo Standard-Times

SELECT PRISONS (Thursday update)

Daniel (Snyder): Staff cases – active, 0; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Havins (Brownwood): Staff cases – active, 0; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Middleton (Abilene): Staff cases – active, 7; Inmate cases – active, 4, medical isolation, 4.

Robertson (Abilene): Staff cases – active, 8; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff cases – active, 5; Inmate cases – active, 6, medical isolation, 6.

Wallace (Colorado City): Staff cases – active, 4; Inmate cases – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

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

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