CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 1-212020-03-31

(TEXAS) The Coronavirus continues to spread across the world. Here`s the latest updates:

Texas inched nearer to 33,000 total COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. With 450 new deaths reported, the statewide death toll is now 32,844. The State also confirmed 25,500 new cases of the virus and nearly 379,000 active cases. About 3.3 million vaccine doses were allocated to Texas and about 2.5 million have been distributed. However, only about 1.4 million doses have been administered. Bell County added 5 new deaths and 77 new cases. They have 198 total deaths and under 2,500 active cases. McLennan County picked up 7 new deaths and 81 more cases. They have 337 total deaths and just over 1,000 active cases. Brazos County saw 103 new cases and 4 new deaths. They have about 1,700 active cases and 156 total deaths. Burleson County has 152 active cases and 22 deaths; Lee County has 207 active cases and 34 deaths; and Robertson County has 145 active cases and 25 deaths.

FROM 1-20:

The United States passed a grim milestone on Tuesday, plowing through 400,000 total COVID-19 deaths. Here in Texas, the death toll increased by 310 to 32,394. Another 8,300 cases of the virus were reported as the active case count dipped to 376,700. Texas Governor Greg Abbott also announced the state is set to get another 843,000 doses of the vaccine this week, which includes 333,600 initial doses and 509,400 secondary doses. Bell County saw 5 new deaths and 559 new cases. They have 193 total deaths and 2,700 active cases. McLennan County added 5 new deaths and 286 new cases. They have 330 total deaths and 1,100 active cases. Brazos County picked up 101 new cases and have 1,800 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 152. Williamson County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with Family Hospital Systems to be the designated vaccine provider for the county. Family Hospital Systems is expected to get 6,000 doses of vaccine, but they currently have nearly 40,000 people signed up to get vaccinated. Burleson County has 161 active cases and 22 deaths; Lee County has 228 active cases and 34 deaths; and Robertson County has 161 active cases and 24 deaths. 

FROM 1-19:

The State of Texas reported another 10,000 cases of COVID-19 on Monday and over 46,000 new cases since Friday. There were an additional 46 deaths Monday, upping the statewide death toll from the virus to 32,084. Texas has also designated 4 vaccine hubs in Central Texas: Bell County Public Health District, Falls Community Hospital in Marlin, Ascension Providence Health Center in Waco, and McLennan County Health District. The State has shipped out 1.7 million vaccine doses of the 2 million they were allocated. About 1.1 million residents have gotten their initial dose and nearly 167,000 have gotten fully vaccinated. 

Bell County reported 12 new deaths over the holiday weekend, upping their death toll to 208 per state records, or 188 based on local reporting. There are currently just under 3,000 active cases in the county. McLennan County added 3 deaths and 85 cases over the weekend. They have nearly 1,200 active cases and 325 total deaths. Brazos County picked up 103 new cases and have nearly 1,900 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 152. Williamson County said Commissioners will meet today to discuss approving a plan for Family Emergency Rooms to be the county vaccine provider. If signed, the county would activate a vaccine hub plan. Texas has granted Wilco about 6,000 doses of the vaccine at this time, though they have yet to arrive in the county. Burleson County has 164 active cases and 22 deaths; Lee County has 230 active cases and 34 deaths; and Robertson County has 165 active cases and 24 deaths. 

FROM 1-15:

Texas has now reported over 1.8 million confirmed COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began and the death tally is over 32,000. Hospitalizations are also in record territory. Trauma Service areas in Laredo, Abilene, and Bryan-College Station say they are out of ICU beds at this time. Also of note this weekend, Bell County health officials were notified that their shipment of vaccine will not arrive today as expected, meaning nearly 4,000 doses will not arrive until later in the week. Bell County is currently in the process of rescheduling anyone that had an appointment set up today. Officials hope to get more vaccine by Tuesday. McLennan County added 4 new deaths over the weekend and 85 new cases. They have 325 total deaths and about 1,200 active cases. Brazos County picked up 1 new death and 106 new cases. They have 1,900 active cases and 152 total deaths. Burleson County has 166 active cases and 21 deaths; Lee County has 238 active cases and 34 deaths; and Robertson County has 169 active cases and 24 deaths. 

FROM 1-15:

Texas reported another 426 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the statewide total past 31,000. An additional 20,000 cases of the virus were also reported as the active case count held at 363,000. The state also surpassed 1 million doses administered since December 14th, the only state in the Union to reach that number thus far. At that current pace though, it would take 3 years to administer all doses to every Texan, or 36 months to give all doses to just 80% of Texans. 

Bell County added 3 new deaths and 209 new cases. They have 188 total deaths and nearly 2,900 active cases. McLennan County picked up 3 new deaths and 191 new cases. They have 318 total deaths and 1,200 active cases. Brazos County saw 3 new deaths and 116 new cases. They have 151 total deaths and 1,600 active cases. Burleson County has 124 active cases and 20 deaths; Lee County has 242 active cases and 33 deaths; and Robertson County has 159 active cases and 23 deaths. 

FROM 1-14:

Texas set a record for single-day COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday with 405, increasing the statewide death total to 30,624. The previous 1-day high was 393. Another 22,200 cases of the virus were reported as the active case count surged to 363,000. Bell County added 4 new deaths and 123 new cases. They have 185 total deaths and 3,000 active cases. Temple Fire & Rescue is hosting drive-through virus testing today and Friday from 9AM-6PM at Fire Station #4. Additional testing will take place January 19th and 20th at Fire Station #2, January 21st and 22nd at Fire Station #7, and January 28th and 29th at Fire Station #1. McLennan County picked up 111 new case and have 1,300 active. Their death toll stands at 315. Brazos County reported 106 new cases and have 1,600 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 148. Burleson County has 115 active cases and 20 deaths; Lee County has 226 active cases and 33 deaths; and Robertson County has 165 active cases and 23 deaths. 

FROM 1-13:

Texas became the 2nd state to hit 30,000 total deaths from COVID-19, following California. The state reported 286 new deaths, pushing the death toll past that 30,000 mark. Texas also set a new record for virus patients in the hospital at more than 14,000. Another 22,000 cases of the virus were confirmed as the active case load went to 353,000. Bell County added 4 new deaths and 218 new cases. They have 3,000 active cases and 181 total deaths. McLennan County saw 4 new deaths and 314 new cases. They have 315 total deaths and 1,300 active cases. Brazos County picked up 108 new cases and 7 new deaths. They have 1,600 active cases and 148 total deaths. Burleson County has 120 active cases and 19 deaths; Lee County has 256 active cases and 31 deaths; and Robertson County has 173 active cases and 23 deaths. 

FROM 1-12:

Just 56 Texans died Monday due to COVID-19 complications, upping the statewide death toll to 29,933. Another 13,300 cases of the virus were also reported, pushing the active case count to 355,200. Vaccination hubs have now been established in Bell and McLennan County as part of the statewide effort to speed up vaccinations. McLennan County was given 1,500 doses of the vaccine and opened appointments over the weekend, with appointments already completely filled. Bell County was given almost 4,000 doses and will give those out in 2 centers. Over 4,000 people are already on the waiting list to get a shot and the health district plans to launch a new appointment system in the coming days. Bell County picked up 377 new cases Monday, a record high. They have 3,000 active cases and 177 total deaths. McLennan County added 3 new deaths and 174 new cases. They have 311 total deaths and 1,300 active cases. Brazos County saw 135 new cases and have 1,600 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 141. Williamson County reported 902 new cases since Friday and have 1,800 active. Their death toll stands at 222. Burleson County has 120 active cases and 19 deaths; Lee County has 257 active cases and 31 deaths; and Robertson County has 176 active cases and 23 deaths. 

FROM 1-11:

As of Saturday, Texas has over 344,000 active cases of COVID-19 and nearly 2 million total cases since the pandemic began. Almost 30,000 Texans have died from the virus. State health officials said Saturday that over 650,000 Texans have already been vaccinated, including nearly 50,000 that have already received both their shots. About 1.5 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed around the state. There was no reporting in Bell County or Williamson County over the weekend. McLennan County added 123 new cases and 6 new deaths. They have 1,300 active cases and 308 total deaths. McLennan County is also offering a free vaccination clinic for Phase 1A and 1B patients. That clinic, set for Tuesday at the Waco Convention Center, is already full. Brazos County saw 154 new cases and have 1,500 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 141. Burleson County has 85 active cases and 18 deaths; Lee County has 211 active cases and 31 deaths; and Robertson County has 166 active cases and 22 deaths. 

FROM 1-9:

Milam County is currently sitting at 66 active PCR COVID cases and a county-wide death toll of 15. In the State of Texas, a total of 1.94 million total cases have been recorded, and appx. 30,000 deaths have been reported. Across the country, 22 million total cases have been reported, with a reported death toll of appx. 369,000.

FROM 1-8:

The State of Texas hit another record high for hospitalizations on Thursday at 13,784. The Trauma Service area that includes Milam and Bell County reported over 200 COVID-19 patients, or more than 26% of all hospitalizations. Virus cases in the Trauma Service area that includes McLennan and Falls County accounts for 42% of all hospitalizations. The statewide death toll is up nearly 400 to 28,938. Another 20,000 cases of the virus were also reported as the active case count surged past 326,000. Bell County added a dozen new deaths, though that total encompasses 3 weeks of time. The deaths had not been reported locally because of a state glitch in reporting. The new deaths give Bell County 177 in total. There were also 340 new cases added, pushing the active count near 3,000. McLennan County saw 1 new death and 297 new cases. They have 296 total deaths and 1,500 active cases. Brazos County picked up 175 new cases and have 1,200 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 140. Williamson County reported 306 new cases and have 1,800 active. Their death toll is at 221. Burleson County has 76 active cases and 15 deaths; Lee County has 194 active cases and 28 deaths; and Robertson County has 135 active cases and 21 deaths. 

FROM 1-7:

The State of Texas continues to see record hospitalization numbers, this time reaching 13,628 COVID-19 patients. The death toll went up by 326 to 28,545. Another 19,800 cases of the virus were also confirmed as the active case count in the state blew past 320,500. Bell County reported a near-record high for cases at 337 and now have nearly 2,700 active. Their death toll stands at 165. McLennan County added 3 new deaths and 208 new cases. They now have 295 total deaths and about 1,500 active cases. Williamson County picked up 388 new cases and have nearly 2,000 active. Their death toll is holding at 214. The City of Hutto also announced that City Hall is now closed to the public until further notice, though public meetings already scheduled this week will go on as planned. Brazos County saw 162 new cases and have 1,200 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 140. Burleson County has 79 active cases and 15 deaths; Lee County has 198 active cases and 28 deaths; and Robertson County has 149 active cases and 20 deaths. 

FROM 1-6:

Texas nearly set another record for new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with almost 28,000 new infections. There are now about 315,000 active cases in Texas. The statewide death toll increased by 250 to 28,129. State officials indicated that over 400,000 people have been vaccinated from among the initial 3 million doses the state was given. Hospitals continue to see surges as well. The trauma service area that includes Milam County accounts for almost 30% of all hospitalizations in Texas. By comparison, the trauma service area that includes Falls and McLennan County accounts for about 40% of all hospitalizations. 

Bell County reported 295 new cases Tuesday and have nearly 2,500 active. Their death toll is at 165. McLennan County added 237 new cases and 5 new deaths. They have 1,300 active cases and 292 total deaths. Brazos County picked up 152 new cases and 3 new deaths. They have 1,100 active cases and 140 total deaths. Williamson County saw 548 new cases and have 1,900 active. Their death toll is at 214. Burleson County has 73 active cases and 15 deaths; Lee County has 207 active cases and 28 deaths; and Robertson County has 141 active cases and 20 deaths.

FROM 1-5:

Texas reported nearly 16,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as the active case count statewide moved beyond 305,000. Another 52 Texans died from the virus, pushing the total death toll to nearly 28,000. Nearly 13,000 people are hospitalized, a state record. The trauma service area that includes Milam County accounts for 28% of all hospitalizations. Bell County reported 486 cases over the New Year holiday break. There are now over 2,200 active cases and 165 total deaths. Bell County Judge David Blackburn announced the county will also move to restrict business capacity and close all bars effective Wednesday. McLennan County added 535 new cases over the holiday break, including 4 new deaths. There are 1,200 active cases and 287 total deaths. Brazos County picked up 104 new cases Monday and 1 new deaths. They have 1,000 active cases and 137 total deaths. Burleson County has 74 active cases and 15 deaths; Lee County has 209 active cases and 28 deaths; and Robertson County has 146 active cases and 19 deaths. 

FROM 1-4:

The State of Texas reported 14,500 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the latest day of reporting. Texas also reported 1,500 probable cases and 50 deaths. Intensive care units in parts of the state are reported to be nearly full. An estimated 293,400 cases of the virus are considered active and nearly 28,000 Texans have died. Brazos County saw 100 new cases Sunday and have 1,000 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 136. Burleson County has 79 active cases and 15 deaths; Lee County has 205 active cases and 28 deaths; and Robertson County has 146 active cases and 19 deaths. 

FROM 1-2:

The State of Texas reported nearly 30,000 new cases and another 244 new deaths on Wednesday. Those numbers push the statewide case load since the pandemic began to 1,750,000. The Texas death toll is at 27,600. Bell County added 1 new death and 232 new cases. They have 164 total deaths and nearly 2,000 active cases. McLennan County picked up 4 new deaths and 221 new cases. They have 281 total deaths and 1,100 active cases. Brazos County saw 71 new cases and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 132. Williamson County reported 332 new cases and 2 new deaths. They have 1,300 active cases and 203 deaths. Burleson County has 107 active cases and 14 deaths; Lee County has 200 active cases and 25 deaths; and Robertson County has 145 active cases and 13 deaths. 

FROM 12-30:

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported a record number of new cases and hospitalizations on Tuesday. The state smashed through the previous 1-day high for new COVID-19 cases with 26,990 confirmed. The number of people hospitalized increased to 11,775, the highest it has ever reached during this pandemic. Another 241 Texans died from the virus, increasing the statewide death toll to 26,762. Officials are also pleading with hospitals and local health authorities to find more urgency in administering vaccines for the virus. Nationally, US officials announced that $600 stimulus checks will begin going out as soon as today and will continue into next week. 

More locally, Bell County reported 154 new cases and nearly 2,000 active cases. Their death toll reached 163. McLennan County saw 209 new cases and 4 new deaths. They have just over 1,000 active cases and 277 total deaths. Brazos County added 86 new cases and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 132. Williamson County picked up their 2nd highest single-day total of new cases at 540. Their active case count is 1,100 and their death toll increased by 3 to 201. Burleson County has 103 active cases and 14 deaths; Lee County has 179 active cases and 24 deaths; and Robertson County has 161 active cases and 13 deaths. 

FROM 12-29:

Texas surpassed 2 grim milestones during the Christmas break. State health officials indicated Monday that Texas hit 1.7 million total infections of COVID-19 and passed 27,000 total deaths. Bell County reported 5 new deaths and 237 new cases since Christmas Eve. The county now has 157 deaths and 1,800 active cases. McLennan County added 10 new deaths and 541 new cases since Christmas Eve. They now have 273 total deaths and 906 active cases. Brazos County picked up 108 new cases Monday and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 132. Williamson County reported they vaccinated 900 people in their 1st 3 days of vaccinations, including 500 front-line healthcare workers. The County also confirmed 951 new cases and 4 new deaths since Christmas Eve, giving them 820 active cases and 198 total deaths. Burleson County has 102 active cases and 14 deaths; Lee County has 186 active cases and 24 deaths; and Robertson County has 163 active cases and 13 deaths. 

FROM 12-28:

President Donald Trump finally signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package and spending bill at the 11th hour on Sunday. The move ends the drama surrounding his ultimatum for $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans and avoids a federal government shutdown. The massive bill will help with unemployment benefits and deliver cash to businesses and others. Meanwhile, here in Texas, another 308 residents died of COVID-19 on Christmas Eve, the date of the last report. Data is expected to be slow over the next few days because of the Christmas Holidays. At least 284,000 cases of the virus are believed active statewide. The State Health Services indicated 113,500 people have been vaccinated, including 10 in Milam County. Bell County and McLennan County have not updated their reporting since before Christmas Eve. Bell County had 156 deaths and nearly 1,900 active cases. McLennan County was last at 263 deaths and 1,100 active cases. Brazos County reported 92 new cases Sunday and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 132. Williamson County has also not updated their reporting since before Christmas Eve. However, there was a bit of controversy over the holiday break when it was learned their health department received COVID vaccines but elected not to distribute them and close for the holidays. Burleson County has 109 active cases and 14 deaths; Lee County has 189 active cases and 24 deaths; and Robertson County has 165 active cases and 13 deaths. 

FROM 12-24:

On the same day Milam County saw record highs for new and active cases, the State of Texas followed suit and set a single-day high for new cases with more than 19,100. That figure comes in over 2,300 more than the previous record high. The statewide active case count is at 283,500. The death toll increased by 294 to 25,606. The Texas vaccination dashboard showed nearly 84,000 people have been vaccinated, including 7 in Milam County. Bell County reported 146 new cases and have nearly 1,900 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 152. McLennan County added 5 new deaths and 160 new cases. They have 263 total deaths and 1,100 active cases. Brazos County picked up 101 new cases and 2 new deaths. They have 1,300 active cases and 132 total deaths. Burleson County has 100 active cases and 14 deaths; Lee County has 182 active cases and 23 deaths; and Robertson County has 171 active cases and 12 deaths.

FROM 12-23:

Texas recorded a near record high for COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 16,600 new cases, upping the statewide total past 1.4 million. The Texas death toll rose by 191 to 25,606. The Texas Department of State Health Services announced a vaccination dashboard Tuesday, which shows over 60,000 people have been given the 1st dose of vaccine here in the state. That number includes 141 in Bell County, 9 in Falls County, 935 in McLennan County, 1 in Milam County, 1 in Robertson County, 3 in Lee County, and 949 in Williamson County. Texas Governor Greg Abbott also got his 1st dose of the vaccine yesterday. 

Locally, Bell County reported 4 new deaths and 141 new cases. They have 152 total deaths and 1,800 active cases. McLennan County added 3 new deaths and 182 new cases. They have 258 total deaths and 1,000 active cases. Brazos County picked up 76 new cases and have 1,300 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 130. Williamson County saw 558 new cases and have nearly 1,500 active. Their death toll is also unchanged at 194. Burleson County has 110 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 164 active cases and 23 deaths; and Robertson County has 164 active cases and 12 deaths. 

FROM 12-22:

Nearly 30,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed since Friday here in Texas, with 9,000 new cases just since Sunday. The statewide death toll increased by 461 since Friday to 25,415. Governor Greg Abbott said the next phase of vaccinations will focus on residents at greatest risk of severe illness or death from the virus. That 2nd phase is thought to be at least a few weeks away and will depend on the amount of vaccine available. Bell County reported 300 new cases Monday and 5 more deaths. They have 149 total deaths and nearly 1,800 active cases. McLennan County added 2 new deaths and 380 new cases. They have 255 total deaths and 964 active cases. Brazos County picked up 53 new cases and have 1,300 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 130. Williamson County reported 784 new cases since Friday and 7 new deaths. They have 1,100 active cases and 194 total deaths. Burleson County has 115 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 170 active cases and 23 deaths; and Robertson County has 166 active cases and 12 deaths. 

FROM 12-21:

Help is on the way after Congress reached a new deal for economic relief amid the pandemic. Top Capitol Hill negotiators finally sealed the deal for a nearly $1 trillion relief package. The agreement would establish temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefits and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans. The deal also comes with a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, money for schools, health care providers, and renters facing eviction. Locally, McLennan County reported 5 new deaths and 162 new cases as of Saturday. They have just over 1,000 active cases and 253 total deaths. Brazos County added 94 new cases Saturday and have 1,300 active cases. Their death toll is unchanged at 130. Burleson County has 120 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 152 active cases and 23 deaths; and Robertson County has 166 active cases and 12 deaths.

FROM 12-19:

Milam County currently has a total of 64 active PCR cases. There has been a total of 11 Milam County Deaths. On the Statewide level, there are 1.6 million confirmed cases, and 25,000 deaths. On a national scale, there has been 17.4 million confirmed cases and 313,000 deaths.


FROM 12-18:

A 2nd vaccine is another step closer to emergency approval as statewide COVID-19 cases set a record high. An FDA advisory panel voted to recommend approval by the FDA for the Moderna vaccine. If approved today by the FDA itself, the vaccine could be shipped over the weekend and give Americans yet another shot in the arm to fight the vaccine. Here in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said he expects over 1 million Texans to get one of the vaccines by the end of the year. Abbott also reiterated he WILL NOT implement another shutdown. That news came as Texas set a record for 1-day cases at more than 16,000. The active case count stands at nearly 270,000 here in Texas. The death toll increased by 266 to 24,660. 

Bell County reported 3 new deaths and 123 new cases. They have 1,700 active cases and 144 total deaths. McLennan County added 2 new deaths and 129 new cases. They have 243 deaths and and 1,000 active cases. Brazos County picked up 1 new death and 102 new cases. They have 128 total deaths and 1,100 active cases. Williamson County saw 230 new cases and 4 new deaths. They have 1,100 active cases and 186 deaths. Burleson County has 114 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 153 active cases and 23 deaths; and Robertson County has 147 active cases and 9 deaths. 

FROM 12-17:

A 2nd vaccine to fight COVID-19 could be approved as soon as today. The Moderna vaccine will go before an FDA advisory panel today with the hope it will get emergency use authorization as soon as Friday. It would make for the 2nd possible vaccine for Americans to be approved after Pfizer went through that same process last week. Texas reported 252 new deaths on Wednesday to up the statewide death toll to 24,344. Another 14,800 cases of the virus were also reported as the state pushed through 264,500 active cases. Locally, Bell County added 1 new death and 109 new cases. They have 141 total deaths and nearly 1,800 active cases. McLennan County picked up 2 new deaths and 248 new cases. They have 241 deaths and just over 1,000 active cases. Brazos County saw 3 new deaths and 108 new cases. They have 127 total deaths and 1,100 active cases. Williamson County reported 315 new cases, but no new deaths. They have 1,100 active cases and 182 total deaths. Burleson County has 117 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 137 active cases and 21 deaths; and Robertson County has 144 active cases and 9 deaths. 

FROM 12-16:

Vaccines continue to be given around the nation as healthcare workers at Scott & White in Temple and Carl Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood got their 1st vaccinations Tuesday here in Central Texas. Initial shipments of the vaccine arrived in the area Monday, with Scott & White getting nearly 4,000 doses. Frontline medical workers are being vaccinated first. Meanwhile, Texas reported over 14,500 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The statewide death toll increased by 205 to 24,142. Bell County reported 5 new deaths and 79 new cases. They have 1,700 active cases and 140 deaths. McLennan County added 3 new deaths and 139 new cases. They have 831 active cases and 239 total deaths. Brazos County picked up 58 new cases and 2 new deaths. They have 1,100 active cases and 124 deaths. Williamson County saw 303 new cases and 1 new death. They have 987 active cases and 182 deaths. Burleson County has 113 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 126 active cases and 21 deaths; and Robertson County has 117 active cases and 9 deaths. 

FROM 12-15:

Texas is nearing 24,000 total deaths as the United States surpassed a grim milestone in that department with 300,000 deaths now. The news comes as the first vaccinations with the recently authorized Pfizer vaccine got underway. Texas also reported over 8,700 new cases of the virus here in the state. Bell County added 5 new deaths and 315 new cases since Friday. The county has 1,700 active cases and 135 deaths. McLennan County reported 3 new deaths and 304 new cases since Friday. They have 236 deaths and 742 active cases. Brazos County picked up 98 new cases Monday and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 122. Williamson County added nearly 500 cases since Friday and 1 new death. They have 868 active cases and 181 deaths. Burleson County has 116 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 127 active cases and 21 deaths; and Robertson County has 130 active cases and 9 deaths. 

FROM 12-14:

The very first vaccines for COVID-19 begin arriving around the nation today following the emergency authorization by the FDA for it last Friday. Trucks rolled out Sunday to begin deliveries to roughly 150 locations across the country. Another 450 sites are set to get the vaccine Tuesday and Wednesday. Vaccines are expected to arrive today so that healthcare workers can begin taking them themselves before they start giving them to others. Health workers and nursing home residents are thought to have priority for vaccinations. Only about 3 million total shots are allocated around the nation at this time. Texas reported nearly 6,500 new cases of the virus on Sunday, pushing the total case count since the pandemic began to 1.3 million. The virus has also caused nearly 24,000 deaths. Brazos County added 69 new cases Sunday and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 122. Burleson County has 118 active cases and 13 deaths; Lee County has 130 active cases and 21 deaths; and Robertson County has 128 active cases and 9 deaths.

FROM 12-12:

Milam County currently has 51 active PCR cases and 91 active probable cases. The State of Texas has had a total of 1,388,909 cases and 24,143 deaths. The United States has had a total of 15,834,965 cases and 294,874 deaths.

FROM 12-11:

Texas reported 244 new deaths on Thursday, raising the statewide death toll to to 23,325. There were also another 12,211 new cases of COVID-19, though the active case count in Texas hovered around 202,000. In national news surrounding the virus, it was a huge day for Americans as an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration endorsed emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA is expected to meet as soon as today to consider that recommendation. 

Locally, Bell County elevated their COVID threat level to severe and McLennan County brought in a refrigerated trailer to use as a temporary morgue. Bell County added 168 new cases and no new deaths. They have 130 total deaths and over 1,600 active cases. McLennan County picked up 2 new deaths and 110 new cases. There are now 229 deaths and over 1,100 active cases. Brazos County saw 134 new cases and have 854 active. They also reported 25 new deaths, though many of them date as far back as June 2020 and had not been reported back to the local health department from the statewide office. Burleson County has 115 active cases and 11 deaths; Lee County has 38 active cases and 19 deaths; and Robertson County has 78 active cases and 9 deaths.

FROM 12-10:

Texas neared 1.3 million total cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday with another 10,930 new cases confirmed. There are more than 202,000 active cases in the state. An additional 273 deaths were also reported, upping the state death toll past 23,000. Bell County added 5 new deaths and 119 new cases. They now have 130 total deaths and nearly 1,500 active cases. McLennan County picked up 5 new deaths and 139 new cases. They now have 227 total deaths and nearly 1,300 active cases. Brazos County reported 111 new cases and 1 new death. Their death toll stands at 97 and their active case count is 803. Williamson County saw 176 new cases, pushing their total since the pandemic began past 15,000. They have 1,100 active cases and 174 deaths. Burleson County has 116 active cases and 11 deaths; Lee County has 42 active cases and 19 deaths; and Robertson County has 76 active cases and 9 deaths.

FROM 12-9:

Texas reported a near record high for COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 15,103 new cases, just 79 off the single-day record. There were also 181 new deaths, pushing the statewide death toll to 22,808. A total of 203,000 cases are considered active statewide. Texas also announced some 6,000 doses of vaccine will be provided to 3 hospitals in Bell and McLennan County in the 1st week of distribution, with healthcare personnel and nursing home patients likely to be the 1st to get them. US regulators on Tuesday also released new scientific evaluations of the Pfizer vaccine, confirming what is already known about it. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to meet Thursday to decide on emergency authorization for the vaccine. Britain beat everyone to the punch and began vaccinations Tuesday using the Pfizer doses. Additional vaccines from other companies could soon follow. 

More locally, Bell County added 155 new cases and have 1,400 active. Their death toll is 125. McLennan County reported 2 new deaths and 109 new cases. They have 222 total deaths now and 893 active cases. Brazos County saw 74 new cases and have 773 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 96. Williamson County confirmed 294 new cases and have 1,100 active. Their death toll is also unchanged at 174. Burleson County has 104 active cases and 11 deaths; Lee County has 41 active cases and 19 deaths; and Robertson County has 76 active cases and 9 deaths.

FROM 12-8:

The Texas death toll rose past 23,000 on Monday after 372 deaths were recorded since Friday in the state. Officials also upped the active case count in the state beyond 200,000. Bell County added 3 new deaths and 455 new cases since Friday. The active case count stands at 1,300 and the death toll at more than 100. McLennan County picked up 9 new deaths and 394 new cases since Friday. They have 220 total deaths and 837 active cases. Brazos County saw 25 new cases Monday and have 743 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 96. Williamson County reported 521 new cases and 5 new deaths since Friday. They have 992 active cases and 174 deaths. Burleson County has 101 active cases and 11 deaths; Lee County has 44 active cases and 19 deaths; and Robertson County has 75 active cases and 9 deaths. 

FROM 12-7:

Texas reported over 8,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. There were also 92 new deaths, pushing the statewide death toll past 23,000. The death toll is 2nd highest in the nation, but ranked 23rd per capita. McLennan County added 1 new death and 155 new cases. They have 767 active cases and 211 deaths. Brazos County picked up 37 new cases and have 770 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 96. Burleson County has 101 active cases and 11 deaths; Lee County has 46 active cases and 19 deaths; and Robertson County has 82 active cases and 9 deaths. 

FROM 12-5:

Texans now know when a vaccine could arrive in the state. Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday indicated an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should begin arriving here during the week of December 14th. Those vaccines will then be distributed to qualifying providers to be administered based on stipulations and guidelines developed by the Texas Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel. Milam County currently as 46 active PCR cases and a total death count of 9. The State of Texas has had 1.3 million cases and 22,000 deaths. The United States has had a total of 14.3 million cases and 278,000 deaths.

FROM 12-4:

Texans now know when a vaccine could arrive in the state. Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday indicated an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should begin arriving here during the week of December 14th. Those vaccines will then be distributed to qualifying providers to be administered based on stipulations and guidelines developed by the Texas Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel. The statewide death toll rose by more than 200 Thursday, increasing the statewide toll to 22,000. Another 13,857 cases were confirmed, upping the active case count to nearly 193,000.

Bell County reported  126 new cases and 6 new deaths. There are now 123 deaths and over 1,100 active cases. McLennan County saw 2 more deaths and 141 new cases. They have 203 deaths now and 756 active cases. Brazos County picked up 91 new cases and 1 new death. They now have 867 active cases and 91 deaths. Williamson County added 1 new death and 159 new cases. They have 165 deaths and 836 active cases. Burleson County has 111 active cases and 9 deaths; Lee County has 41 active cases and 17 deaths; and Robertson County has 68 active cases and 8 deaths. 

FROM 12-3:

Texans now know when a vaccine could arrive in the state. Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday indicated an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should begin arriving here during the week of December 14th. Those vaccines will then be distributed to qualifying providers to be administered based on stipulations and guidelines developed by the Texas Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel. The statewide death toll rose by more than 200 on Wednesday to 21,756. Another 14,700 cases were confirmed, upping the active case count to nearly 189,000. Bell County reported  64 new cases and 6 new deaths. There are now 121 deaths and 1,100 active cases. McLennan County saw 5 more deaths and 141 new cases. They have 203 deaths now and 803 active cases. Brazos County picked up 91 new cases and 1 new death. They now have 867 active cases and 91 deaths. Williamson County added 1 new death and 159 new cases. They have 165 deaths and 836 active cases. Burleson County has 111 active cases and 9 deaths; Lee County has 41 active cases and 17 deaths; and Robertson County has 68 active cases and 8 deaths. 

FROM 12-2:

Texas reported a new record for COVID-19 infections on Tuesday with over 15,100 new cases confirmed, breaking the previous record set November 25th. Nearly 189,000 cases are active statewide, or double the number from less than a month ago. Bell County reported 317 cases, though only 84 of those are considered new. Officials said the other cases were delayed due to a backlog from a technical error. Bell County has 1,100 active cases and 119 deaths. McLennan County added 1 new death and 121 new cases. They have 198 deaths and 757 active cases. Brazos County saw 78 new cases and 3 new deaths. They have 858 active cases and 90 deaths. Williamson County picked up 214 new cases and have 776 active. Their death toll increased by 1 to 164. Burleson County has 140 active cases and 9 deaths; Lee County has 39 active cases and 17 deaths; and Robertson County has 68 active cases and 8 deaths.

FROM 12-1:

The State of Texas got caught up on COVID-19 reporting Monday by announcing over 37,100 new cases confirmed in the state since last Wednesday. The death toll also rose by 429 to 21,379. Bell County reported just 98 cases and 3 new deaths since last Wednesday. They now have 935 active cases and 118 deaths. McLennan County picked up a dozen deaths and 381 new cases since Wednesday. They have 793 active cases and 197 deaths. Brazos County added 72 new cases and have 826 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 87. Williamson County saw over 1,000 new cases since Wednesday and 1 new death. They have 701 active cases and 163 deaths. Burleson County has 136 active cases and 9 deaths; Lee County has 39 active cases and 17 deaths; and Robertson County has 58 active cases and 8 deaths.

FROM 11-30:

With few reports available due to the Thanksgiving holidays, Texas last reported over 181,000 active cases of COVID-19 and more than 21,300 deaths statewide. McLennan County on Sunday announced that all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, gyms, manufacturing facilities, exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries will be reduced to 50% capacity again beginning today. Brazos County reported 64 new cases Sunday and have 845 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 87. Burleson County has 146 active cases and 9 deaths; Lee County has 35 active cases and 17 deaths; and Robertson County has 65 active cases and 8 deaths. 

FROM 11-28:

Milam County currently has 30 PCR verified cases. The State of Texas has had 1.23 million total confirmed cases, and just under 22,000 reported deaths. The United States has had a total of 13.2 million cases, and 265,000 confirmed deaths. There is no weekend update for Milam County numbers, as the County was on holiday break. New stats will resume Monday.

FROM 11-26:

Another 200 Texans died from COVID-19 on Wednesday, sending the statewide death toll near 21,000. The state also set a record for new cases of the virus with 14,600, pushing the active case count past 177,000. There will be no reporting for Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Bell County reported 99 new cases Wednesday and have nearly 1,300 active. Their death count stands at 112. McLennan County added 3 new deaths and 212 new cases. They have 185 deaths and 1,400 active cases. Brazos County picked up 81 new cases and 3 new deaths. They have 1,000 active cases and 87 total deaths. Burleson County has 157 active cases and 9 deaths; Lee County has 36 active cases and 17 deaths; and Robertson County has 60 active cases and 7 deaths.

FROM 11-25:

Texas recorded another single-day high for COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with nearly 14,000 new cases, topping the previous record of 12,393 set less than a week ago. The virus also took another 166 lives, upping the statewide death toll to 20,750. Texas currently has nearly 170,000 active cases. Bell County reported 126 new cases Tuesday and have 1,200 active. Their death count is 112 based on local data. McLennan County added 1 new death and 187 new cases. They have 182 deaths and 1,300 active cases. Brazos County upped their cases by 44 and have just over 1,000 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 84. Williamson County picked up 337 new cases and have 806 active. Their death toll is also unchanged at 162. Burleson County has 144 active cases and 8 deaths; Lee County has 33 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 50 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-24:

Nearly 30,000 more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Texas since Friday, including another 6,500 on Monday. Another 292 deaths were also reported, taking the statewide death toll to 20,588. Despite the gloomy news, Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday announced guidelines for distribution of vaccines here in the state. Vaccines are expected to be available as early as next month. The head of US efforts to produce and distribute immunizations across the nation said they could be made available as soon as December 12th. The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to hold a hearing December 10th to discuss a request by Pfizer for emergency use authorization. If approved, vaccines could be ready to roll out in 24 hours. In addition, drugmaker AstraZeneca announced Monday they too have come up with a highly-effective vaccine, making it a 3rd possibility to slow or stop the pandemic that has killed 1.4 million around the globe. 

More locally, Bell County reported 195 new cases Monday, breaking the previous single-day high of 184 set earlier this month. The total active case count is 1,184 and the death toll is 112. McLennan County added 474 cases since Friday and have 1,255 active. Their death count is at 181, up 5 since Friday. Brazos County picked up 52 new cases Monday and have just over 1,000 active cases. Their death toll is unchanged at 84. Williamson County confirmed 376 new cases since Friday and have 565 active. Their death toll is up 2 to 162. Burleson County has 142 active cases and 8 deaths; Lee County has 31 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 45 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-23:

The active case count of COVID-19 in Texas stands at more than 158,000 entering today. Over 20,400 Texans have died from the virus. Brazos County reported 73 new cases and have 999 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 84. McLennan County added 3 new deaths and 219 new cases. They have over 1,400 active cases and 179 deaths. Burleson County has 146 active cases and 7 deaths; Lee County has 30 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 46 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-21:

Milam County has a total of 26 active cases, and has reported a total of 9 deaths. The State of Texas has had a total of 1.15 million cases and just over 20,000 deaths. The United States has had a total of 12 million cases and just over 250,000 deaths.

FROM 11-20:

The State of Texas set a record for new COVID-19 infections on Thursday with 12,293 new cases, easily surpassing the previous high of 10,865 set only 10 days earlier. The active case count also soared past 147,000. Another 230 Texans died from the virus, upping the statewide death toll past 20,000. Governor Greg Abbott continues to stress that another lockdown is not forthcoming, but did announce the arrival of a new treatment option for Texans. An antibody treatment therapy made by Eli Lilly is now being distributed across the state. Bell County reported 3 new deaths and 91 new cases of the virus. The death toll is now up to 112 and their active case count is over 1,000. McLennan County added 186 new cases of the virus and have over 1,300 active cases. Their death toll is 174 based on local data. Brazos County picked up 61 new cases and have 922 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 84. Williamson County reported 126 new cases and have 436 active. Their death toll is also unchanged at 159. Burleson County has 119 active cases and 7 deaths; Lee County has 19 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 29 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-19:

Case counts for COVID-19 continue to rapidly rise here in Texas, though Governor Greg Abbott reiterated Wednesday that he will not bring about another lockdown. The statewide death toll went up 187 to 19,883 on Wednesday. Texas reported another 8,870 cases of the virus as the active case count soared to nearly 142,000. The state also announced Wednesday they are allocating $420 million in federal CARES Act grant funds to reimburse schools for expenses in purchasing of WiFi hot spots, laptops, computers, tablets, and Chromebooks needed for remote instruction. Bell County officials have launched a survey to get information in preparation for a vaccine rollout. The survey will ask residents what part of the county they live in, how many are in their home, if anyone is high risk for the virus, and interest in getting the vaccine. The survey is anonymous. 

Bell County also added an another 89 cases of the virus on Wednesday as the active case count rose to 985. Their death toll is 109. McLennan County picked up 4 more deaths and 189 new cases. They have 174 deaths based on local data and nearly 1,300 active cases of the virus. Brazos County saw another 82 cases and 2 deaths. They have 891 active cases and 84 deaths. Williamson County reported 100 new cases and have 404 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 159. Burleson County has 110 active cases and 7 deaths; Lee County has 18 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 26 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-18:

Texas reported a near record day for COVID-19 cases with 10,826 new confirmations, just shy of the single-day record of 10,865 from November 10th. The statewide death toll increased by 117 to 19,696. The state has 139,000 active cases. Bell County reported a 1-day record for infections and McLennan County was just shy of their own record. Bell County added a record 149 new cases and 2 additional deaths. Their active case count is 979 and their death toll climbed to 109 based on local data. McLennan County picked up 249 new cases, 22 shy of their single-day record. Their active case count stands at 1,200 and their death toll is 170. Brazos County saw 46 new cases and have 865 active. Their death toll is unchanged at 82. Williamson County reported 96 new cases and 1 new death. They have 367 active cases and 159 deaths. Burleson County has 109 active cases and 7 deaths; Lee County has 16 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 29 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-17:

Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in all 50 states as news broke regarding a 2nd possible vaccine yielding strong early results. Moderna announced their vaccine is 94.5% effective based on preliminary data from their ongoing study. Just a week ago, Pfizer had announced a vaccine showing 90% effectiveness. Both groups are seeking to get permission for emergency use here in the US, where over 11 million people have been confirmed to have the virus and over 246,000 people have died. Texas passed 20,000 confirmed deaths on Monday, 2nd most in the US behind New York. The state is showing 135,000 active cases at this time. Bell County reported 3 new deaths and 243 new cases since Friday. Their active case count is 859 and their death toll is 107. McLennan County added 2 new deaths and 367 new cases since Friday. Their active case count is 1,107 and their death toll is 170. Brazos County picked up 91 new cases Monday and have 861 active. They also upped their death toll by 1 to 82. Williamson County reported 174 new cases since Friday and have 340 active. Their death toll is 158. Burleson County has 71 active cases and 7 deaths; Lee County has 19 active cases and 15 deaths; and Robertson County has 30 active cases and 6 deaths. 

FROM 11-16:

Texas reported a near-record number of COVID-19 cases Friday night as the total active case count rose to 137,000. The death toll increased by 173 to 19,320. McLennan County reported 150 new cases Saturday, though half came from rapid community testing. They also have 168 total deaths and 1,100 active cases of the virus. Brazos County added 86 new cases and have 802 active. Their death toll is at 81. Burleson County has 79 active cases and 7 deaths; Lee County has 19 active cases





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