Through Wednesday, Dec. 29 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,078 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,078 cases, 1,967 have recovered (44 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Aransas County has seen an increase of 18 active cases (44 vs. 26), since the last report, through Dec. 21.

This latest report includes 25 new cases, and no additional deaths, compared to the numbers reported in the Dec. 25 edition of this newspaper (from Dec. 21 report).

There are 67 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

second dose vaccines

(ages 5-11)

The DSHS was at the Fulton Convention Center for the Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Dec. 10 for children ages five to 11. The second dose of Pfizer will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at the same location. 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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