Nineteen cases confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Bandera County since August 29, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), significantly different from summer numbers that saw double-digit cases weekly.
DSHS reports another 12 probable cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Those numbers match a statewide decrease in COVID-19 cases, according to numbers from the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University last week.
According to DSHS, there 2,161 lab-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations as of Sunday, down slightly from the previous week.
Vaccination efforts continue throughout the state, with pop-up vaccination clinics scheduled at Walmart locations all over Texas Updated booster vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna address the newer variants, according to officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“Vaccination remains our most important tool in the fight against severe illness and death from COVID-19,” said DSHS Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt. “And the new bivalent vaccines promise an even more effective and safe protection from Omicron variants, which continue to be the leading cause of COVID-19 illness in Texas and across the U.S.”