Through Thursday, Sept. 30 Aransas County had a historical count of 1,937 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 1,937 cases, 1,676 have recovered (205 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Aransas County has seen a decrease of 44 active cases (205 vs. 249), since the last report, through Sept. 23.
This latest report includes 46 more cases, and two additional deaths, compared to the numbers reported in the Sept. 25 edition of this newspaper (from Sept. 23 report).
There are 56 confirmed fatalities since the beginning of reporting.
COVID-19 vaccine widely available
COVID-19 vaccines are available at all pharmacies in Rockport.
Additionally, vaccinations will be administered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday (until further notice) at Allegiance EMS (400 Enterprise Blvd. #B, Rockport).
One may register now at https://getthevaccine.dshs.texas.gov/txces/s/?langage=en_US, or register in person.
Call (361) 888-7837 or (361) 215-8919 for more information.
Aransas County residents are reminded the vaccine does not provide 100% immunity, but it does lessen the severity if a person is vaccinated.