COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, with 69 new cases confirmed Thursday as the Corsicana-Navarro County Public Health Department reported record highs not seen since 2020. Last week, the county topped 4,500 cases. So far this week, 181 new cases have been confirmed.
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AUSTIN — There are more Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 than in the first peak of the pandemic in July 2020, according to state data.
New COVID cases spiked by 36 Tuesday as the Corsicana-Navarro County Public Health Department reported its highest daily count in months. This week, Navarro County topped 4,500 cases, with 89 new cases and 98 deaths confirmed as of Friday.
As the United States prepares for another year under the COVID-19 pandemic, Navarro County's case counts remain low and vaccination rates steady, with 47% of residents 5 and older now fully vaccinated and more than 5,500 additional doses given.
Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company's vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday.
U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
I am deeply saddened by the recent deaths of several well-known citizens from COVID-19. This virus has taken far too many people in the community. The Delta variant appears to be much more contagious and spreads much more quickly than the original COVID-19.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that his administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding.