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COVID cases rise

June 08, 2022 - 00:00
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The amount of COVID-19 cases in Bandera County rose compared to last week, according to Bandera County Emergency Management.

The department reported there were 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county between May 27 and June 2, up from the previous weeks’ number of 8, but down from the 15 new cases reported between May 13 and 19.

As of Monay, June 6, there were 2,611 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date and 1,082 probable cases, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Of those numbers, 737 confirmed cases are attributed to 2020 and 296 were probable cases for 2020, according to DSHS.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in all of Texas during the past week rose to 46,946, with 42 new deaths reported by the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University. That is more than double the number of new cases reported a month ago.

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state also rose to 1,168, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The vaccination rate in Bandera County increased less than one percent over the last three weeks, with DSHS reporting 46.2 percent of residents aged five and up are fully vaccinated. That number was 45.72 in April.

DSHS also reports that 52.73 percent of county residents aged five and up have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That number was 52.25 in April.