ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Eight new COVID-19 cases were reported in Taylor County Saturday, and 23 patients are currently hospitalized.
Updated statistics show there are now 181 active cases of COVID-19 in the county.
The eight new COVID-19 positives are all attributed to PCR testing, which has been the gold standard to determine active infections since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 494 PCR positives have been recorded in Abilene to-date.
A second type of test – known as antigen testing – is becoming more popular and is also accurate at determining active infections, so the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District has begun releasing statistics on those tests as well.
The Health District has received a total of 123 COVID-19 antigen test positives since June 25, 2020, 16 of those reported today.
Between the two types of tests, there have been a total of 617 cases since the outbreak began.
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