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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Taylor County reports two new cases of coronavirus on Easter 

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District on Sunday reported two new cases for the coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the total to 61.

Four new cases were reported Saturday.

The two new patients’ ages, treatment and possible cause of exposure are:

Male in his 30s, self-isolated, pending investigation.Male in his 60s, hospitalized, pending investigation.

Eleven patients have recovered from the illness, nine currently are hospitalized and 40 are self-isolated. 

The age distribution of the 61 patients who have tested positive are:

0-19: 320-29: 1530-39: 1240-49: 950-59: 760-69: 670-plus: 9 

The transmission causes for the 61 patients are:

Travel: 7Local: 22Contact with confirmed case: 17Pending investigation: 15Coronavirus by the numbers

Abilene (updated 4/12):

Tests conducted: 978Positive results: 61Negative results: 756Pending: 161

Texas: Cases, 13,484; Hospitalized, 1,338; Fatalities, 271; Total tests, 124,553; Recovered (estimated) 2,014. 

Big Country counties with reported confirmed cases: Brown, 10;  Comanche 3, Eastland, 3; Jones, 2; Scurry, 2; Callahan, 1; Howard, 1;  Knox, 1; Mitchell, 1; Stephens, 1. 

Select West Texas counties: Lubbock, 270; Potter (Amarillo), 70; Randall (Canyon), 64; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 56; Ector (Odessa), 41; Tom Green (San Angelo), 35; Midland, 32.

Updated 3:50 p.m. 4/12

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

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Coronavirus by the numbers

Abilene (updated 4/11):

Tests conducted: 971Positive results: 59Negative results: 754Pending: 158

Texas: Cases, 12,561; Hospitalized, 1,514; Fatalities, 254; Total tests, 120,533; Recovered (estimated) 1,617. 

Big Country counties with reported confirmed cases: Brown, 10;  Comanche 3, Eastland, 3; Callahan, 1; Howard, 1;  Jones, 2; Knox, 1; Mitchell, 1; Scurry, 2; Stephens, 1. 

Select West Texas counties: Lubbock, 249; Potter (Amarillo), 66; Randall (Canyon), 60; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 54; Ector (Odessa), 40; Tom Green (San Angelo), 35; Midland, 31.

Updated 3:20 p.m. 4/11

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

More: COVID-19 updates: Abilene adds 4 cases, up to 59; more confirmed in Brown, Scurry counties

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. 

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