Abilene adds 6 new cases Sunday

Laura Gutschke


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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Abilene sees 6 new cases Sunday, hits 222

The Abilene Taylor County Health Department announced that six new patients were diagnosed with the coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the city’s total to 222. 

Five patients currently are hospitalized, and 139 are self-isolating during treatment. The number of patients who have recovered from the illness is 75, officials said.

Demographic information is not available for all patients, officials said, but listed the age distribution of confirmed cases as the following:

0-19: 920-29: 4830-39: 4740-49: 3050-59: 4860-69: 2070-plus: 16

The 20-29 age group accounts for 22.0 percent of all cases, followed by the 30-39 group at 21.6 percent, according to city data.

During the week of April 19, the county saw 72 new cases, rising from 144 to 216.

That is nine few patients than the previous week of April 12, when the number of cases went from 61 to 142, or an additional 81 patients, according to Reporter-News files.   

 The causes of transmission are:

Travel: 8Local transmission: 55Contact with a confirmed case: 62Pending investigation: 91Coronavirus by the numbers

Abilene (updated 4/26): Total positive results: 222. 

Texas: Cases, 24,631; Hospitalized, 1,542; Fatalities, 648; Total tests, 276,021; Recovered (estimated) 10,763. 

Big Country counties with reported confirmed cases: Brown, 17; Jones, 13; Eastland, 4; Howard, 4; Comanche, 3; Scurry, 2; Callahan, 1; Coleman, 1; Knox, 1; Mitchell, 1; Nolan, 1; Runnels, 1; Stephens, 1. 

Select West Texas counties: Lubbock, 497; Potter (Amarillo), 326; Moore (Dumas), 252; Randall (Canyon), 164; Midland, 71; Ector (Odessa), 67; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 62; Tom Green (San Angelo), 43.

Updated 2:10 p.m. 4/26

Source: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services, Comanche County, Mitchell County Hospital, Stephens Memorial Hospital, San Angelo Standard-Times, Scurry County, Eastland County Today

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