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Three new COVID-19 deaths reported in county

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Three new deaths in Bandera County were attributed to COVID-19, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

There have now been 40 deaths in Bandera County since the start of the pandemic.

DSHS listed 121 active COVID-19 cases on Sunday, before updating that count to 97 as of Monday afternoon.

According to DSHS, approximately 42 percent of the population age 12 and up has been fully vaccinated.

Approximately 49 percent have received one dose, says DSHS.

Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Texas decreased slightly in the past week, with the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University reporting 120,494 new cases, down 4.6 percent.

Total deaths statewide increased slightly to 1,789.

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-10 hospitalizations dropped slightly, with 13,285 reported in Texas, according to DSHS.

Available intensive-care unit beds remain scarce, with just 330 open in the entire state, the least since the pandemic began early last year.

Only 80 pediatric ICU beds are available statewide, according to DSHS.

The number of Texans who are fully vaccinated crossed the 14-million mark, which is 48.5 percent of the total population, DSHS reported