Rockwall County’s overall statistics regarding COVID-19 have slowed, even as the numbers of individuals hospitalized with the virus has increased significantly.
Most of the county’s older residents are reported to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The report from the Rockwall Office of Emergency Management indicated there had been 9,270 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 38 cases in one week’s time.
The report also noted there had been 9,073 estimated recoveries, representing an increase of 29 individuals within the previous seven days.
According to the county’s report, 18 people were in Rockwall County hospitals due to the virus as of Tuesday, an increase of seven people in one week’s time. Five of those patients were listed in ICU, two more than one week earlier.
As of Tuesday, 30,438 Rockwall County residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 2,2,90 vaccinations during the previous week.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Tuesday, 37.89% of Rockwall County residents aged 16 or older had received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 26.6% being fully vaccinated.
The state agency’s report indicated that 73.37% of those residents in Rockwall County aged 65 and above had received at least the first dose of the vaccine, with 60.16% of the older population having been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.
There had been 151 deaths reported in Rockwall County due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday.
Numbers of those vaccinated in Rockwall County and in each county across the state is available online at https://tinyurl.com/29mgxxan
The local agencies which are reporting supplies of the vaccines in stock in Rockwall and Hunt counties is available at https://vaccinefinder.org/search/
The vaccine is now available to anyone age 18 and over. No one under age 16 will be vaccinated.