More than 8,000 Rockwall County residents have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with almost 2,900 people receiving the vaccination within the previous seven days.

But even so, thousands more were waiting for their shots as of the start of the week.

According to information from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, a total of 8,129 residents have been vaccinated as of press time Tuesday, an increase of 2,880 doses in one week’s time.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 8,398 people received at least the first dose of the vaccine as of Tuesday afternoon, with 2,742 people reported to be fully vaccinated.

But Rockwall County Helping Hands was reporting that as of Monday, more than 14,000 people were on the wait list for the vaccine.

There had been 8,333 confirmed cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of press time press time, an increase of 305 cases in one week’s time. There had been 8,019 recoveries, representing an increase of 428 individuals within the previous seven days.

The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management reports the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity in the 19-county Trauma Service Area North Texas remains at 15 percent as of press time Tuesday.

There has been 105 deaths reported in the county as a result of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, 17 more than one week earlier..

There are 77 people in the county’s hospitals suffering from COVID-19 as of Tuesday, including 12 patients in the ICU.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 69,423 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the county.

Vaccinations of the COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed or planned at multiple offices in Rockwall County. Updates on the status of the availability of the vaccines and to whom it will be offered can be found online at https://tinyurl.com/y2pgf5od

Additional information on signing up for the vaccination list in the county is available online at rockwallcountytexas.com/1065/COVID-19-Vaccine-in-Rockwall-County

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