Multiple COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Rockwall County again during the past week, as hundreds more cases of the virus were added.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Wednesday morning Rockwall County had 11,296 confirmed cumulative COVID-19 cases, 328 more than had been reported one week earlier, with 3,079 probable cases, 78 more than on August 25.
The county reported 170 COVID-19 deaths as of Wednesday, five more than one week earlier and 10 more since Aug. 11.
The county had 14,098 estimated recoveries of the virus, 361 more than one week earlier.
There were 230 active cases of the virus reported in Rockwall County Wednesday, 45 more than had been recorded August 25.
The spike in COVID-19 cases also continues across the region.
The hospitals in Trauma Service Area E, a 19-county region of North Texas, which includes Rockwall County, reported 3,376 patients were in hospital beds with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, which accounted for 24.32% of the 13,878 patients hospitalized due to the virus across Texas.
The hospitals in Trauma Service Area E reported that as of Monday, 21.31% of all hospitalized patients in the region were due to COVID-19.
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/