Rockwall County and the surrounding area of North Texas continues to report a recent jump in the numbers of COVID-19 cases, with the start of the fall semester just a few weeks away.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Monday Rockwall County had 9,701 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,574 probable cases.
The county had 12,073 estimated recoveries of the virus, with 159 reported deaths attributed to COVID-19.
There were 155 active cases of the virus reported in Rockwall County Monday morning.
The hospitals in Trauma Service Area E, a 19-county region of North Texas, which includes Rockwall County, reported 1,146 patients were in hospital beds with COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 250 patients since July 21 which accounted for 24.77% of the 4,626 patients hospitalized due to the virus across Texas.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported Monday that 60.4% of the Rockwall County population 12 years and older had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with 50.84% being fully vaccinated.
The state agency said 88.43% of the Rockwall County population 65 and older had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and with 79.26% being fully vaccinated.
Numbers of those vaccinated in Rockwall County and in each county across the state are available online at https://tinyurl.com/29mgxxan
Multiple locations in Rockwall have doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines available, with a list online at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/