Another 1,800 people in Rockwall County received at least their first COVID-19 dose during the past week, as the number of patients hospitalized with the virus across the region continued to fall and another death was attributed to COVID-19.
A report from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management indicated there had been 9,551 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Rockwall County as of Wednesday, an increase of 53 cases in one week’s time.
There had been 9,368 estimated recoveries, representing an increase of 56 people within the previous seven days.
As of Wednesday, 47,621 Rockwall County residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 1,836 people in one week.
The hospitals in Trauma Service Area E, a 19-county region of North Texas, which includes Rockwall County, reported 2% of their patient populations were due to COVID-19 as of Monday, compared to 2.2% one week earlier and 2.7% two weeks before.
Nine people were listed in Rockwall County hospitals due to the virus, unchanged from one week earlier. Three patients were reported to be in the ICU, one more than the previous week and two more than two weeks before.
There had been 158 deaths reported in Rockwall County due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday, one more than one week earlier.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Wednesday, 54.95% of Rockwall County residents aged 12 or older had received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 44.10% being fully vaccinated.
The state agency’s report indicated that 86.19% of those residents in Rockwall County aged 65 and above had received at least the first dose of the vaccine, with 75.57% of the older population having been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.
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 County is available at https://vaccinefinder.org/search/