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County hits new high for active COVID cases

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As of Monday afternoon, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported that there were 137 active cases of COVID-19 in Bandera County, the highest number reported by DSHS for Bandera County since the start of the pandemic.

DSHS also reported another COVID-19-related death, bringing the death count for Bandera County to 37.

Peterson Health reported that there were 42 people hospitalized, three of which were vaccinated.

The increase in cases, deaths and hospitalizations compared to last week’s matched Texas’ statewide trend.

The Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University reported a rise to 126,379 new cases in Texas as of Friday, up about 20,000 from the previous week.

The total number of statewide deaths was 1,649, up 22 percent from the previous week.

There were 13,790 lab-confirmed patients in Texas hospitals, up slightly from last week, according to the DSHS.

On Tuesday morning, the United States passed 40 million COVID-19 cases country-wide to date, according to the Coronavirus Resource Center at John Hopkins University, four million of which were recorded in the last month.

The university’s data reported there have been more than 648,000 deaths from the virus in the U.S. to date, 32,000 of which occurred in the last month.