Through Thursday, Oct. 7 Aransas County had a historical count of 1,958 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 1,958 cases, 1,751 have recovered (147 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Aransas County has seen a decrease of 58 active cases (147 vs. 205), since the last report, through Sept. 30.

This latest report includes 21 more cases, and four additional deaths, compared to the numbers reported in the Oct. 2 edition of this newspaper (from Sept. 30 report).

There are 60 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.

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