The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District on Monday reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, seven of which were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing.
Active cases Monday totaled 143 (44 PCR tests and 99 antigen tests), compared to 127 reported Friday and 91 the week previous.
While active cases have increased, hospitalizations remain low.
The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the 16-county Abilene trauma service area was 0.25% Sunday, compared to 0.24% Saturday and 0.22% Friday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 database.
The Abilene trauma service area Sunday had two COVID-19 inpatients, the same number reported Saturday. In the previous 24 hours, there was one COVID-19 admission in the area, according to the state database.
Brown County added 14 cases last week
BROWNWOOD – Brown County health officials reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 for the week ending Friday.
The percentage of county residents aged 5 and older who are fully vaccinated is 44.22%, compared to 44.16% the previous report.
The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County as of Friday were:
Total positive: 11,503
Total negative: 10,504
Cases confirmed by PCR test: 4,885
Cases confirmed by antigen test: 6,618
Average age of deceased: 68
Coronavirus by the numbers
Abilene/Taylor County (Monday data): New cases, 22; PCR cases, 13,157; active PCR cases, 44; total antigen probable cases, 22,075; total active antigen cases, 99; total PCR recoveries, 13,398; total antigen recoveries, 21,625; Total deaths, 643.
Texas (updated Monday): Total cases, 5,603,057; New cases, 2,653; Hospitalized, 880; Fatalities, 86,765; New fatalities, 1; Total tests, 65,014,304.
Big Country estimated new daily confirmed cases (Monday, as tracked by the state): Brown, 0; Callahan, 0; Coke, 0; Coleman, 0; Comanche, 0; Eastland, 1; Erath, 0; Fisher, 0; Haskell, 0; Howard, 0; Jones, 0; Kent, 0; Knox, 0; Mitchell, 0; Nolan, 0; Runnels, 0; Scurry, 0; Shackelford, 0; Stephens, 0; Stonewall, 0; and Throckmorton, 0.
Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (counts PCR cases only) San Angelo Standard-Times
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: COVID-19: Taylor County adds 22 cases Monday; active cases rise