Through Thursday, Nov. 4 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,005 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,005 cases, 1,918 have recovered (21 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Aransas County has seen a decrease of five active cases (21 vs. 26), since the last report, through Oct. 28.

This latest report includes eight more cases, and no additional deaths, compared to the numbers reported in the Oct. 30 edition of this newspaper (from Oct. 28 report).

There are 66 confirmed fatalities since the beginning of reporting.

The third dose “booster” is currently available for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson doses. The boosters are for individuals who are living at long-term care facilities, those 65 and older who have an underlying health condition, or those who work/live in a place that puts them at higher risk of getting COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine is available for ages five to 11 (check with your pediatrician or pharmacy).

In Aransas County, contact your local pharmacies for availability.

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

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 vaccinated.

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