A majority of the older population of Rockwall County has received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with more than half fully vaccinated.
While the numbers of those hospitalized with the virus continues to diminish, Rockwall County reported another death attributed to COVID-19.
The report from the Rockwall Office of Emergency Management indicated there had been 9,232 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 56 cases in one week’s time.
The report also noted there had been 9.044 estimated recoveries, representing an increase of 66individuals within the previous seven days.
As of Tuesday, 28,148 Rockwall County residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 2,444 vaccinations during the previous week.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Tuesday, 35.04 % of Rockwall County residents aged 16 or older had received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 21.67% being fully vaccinated.
The state agency’s report indicated that 71.71% of those residents in Rockwall County aged 65 and above had received at least the first dose of the vaccine, with 53.08 % 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, 15 more than one month earlier.
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.