The latest numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services show that there are 75 cases of Covid-19 reported in Wilbarger County with 4 active. There has been 1 death in the county attributed to the virus.
On July 27 Texas DSHS began reporting COVID-19 fatality data based on death certificates. A fatality is counted as a COVID-19 fatality when the medical certifier attests on the death certificate that COVID-19 is a cause of death. Only deaths directly attributed to the COVID-19 virus are counted. This method does not include deaths of people who had COVID-19 but died of an unrelated cause.
Hardeman County has had 21 cases, and none active; with no deaths. There have been two cases in Foard County and both are recovered.
In addition, on Tuesday, Texas Health and Human Services reported that there have been no new cases reported in the county’s nursing homes and assisted living centers in the past two weeks. Advanced Rehab has one recovered staff, and no patient illnesses. Vista Living and Eagle Flats report no patient or staff illnesses have occurred.
North Texas State Hospital’s Vernon campus reports 1 active case for staff, five recovered staff and two recovered patients as of Tuesday.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. The vast majority of people recover.