Through Thursday, Jan. 6 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,141 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,141 cases, 1,945 have recovered (128 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Aransas County has seen an increase of 85 active cases (128 vs. 44), since the last report, through Dec. 29.

This latest report includes 63 new cases, and one additional death, compared to the numbers reported in the Jan. 1 edition of this newspaper (from Dec. 29 report).

There are 68 confirmed fatalities “with” COVID since the beginning of reporting.

The third dose booster is currently available for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for all ages 18 and up. Contact your local pharmacies for availability.

DSHS is providing all doses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DSHS office is located at Allegiance Medical Services (400 Enterprise Boulevard Building B).

Special date for Pfizer first and second dose vaccines (ages 5-11)

The Texas Department of State Health Services will be at the Fulton Convention Center (402 N. Fulton Beach Road, Fulton) for the Pfizer First and Second Dose Vaccine Clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Jan. 14 for Children ages 5-11.

If one has questions, call (512) 290-3036.

To achieve community immunity against COVID-19 follow these simple steps to protect your family, friends and coworkers: stay home when sick, wash hands, sanitize surfaces, wear face coverings in crowded areas, and get the vaccine.

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