COVID-19 Texas

COVID-19 Texas

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MORE YOUNGER PEOPLE INFECTED - Like the rest of the country,  coronavirus infection rates in East Texas have surged over the Summer  and although health officials say there are signs of a downward trend,  Covid-19 infection among persons  11 to 20 years of age living  in and around Smith County Texas is soaring.   Northeast Texas Public Health officials gave an update to the Tyler City Council yesterday afternoon during their regular session.    Northeast Texas Public Health District CEO George Roberts  explained  that even though overall infection rates began to drop in th

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YOUNGER PEOPLE INFECTED-  For the past several weeks,  the news about Covid infections on the rise has become routine as many parts of the country and especially the deep south have seen considerable increases in hospitalizations.  And doctors have noted the ages of patients are getting younger and younger than the covid surges from a year ago.  They say it’s because of the newer, more infectious Delta variant of the disease.  While the more elderly segments of the population are still at risk,  younger  people are showing up in emergency rooms unable to breathe due to Covi

COVID VACCINES ARE FREE at our central COVID vaccine clinic being operated from our Immunizations Clinic at 815 North Broadway Avenue in Tyler, the hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Anyone over the age of 18 can receive either the 2-Dose Pfizer vaccine or the 2-Dose Moderna vaccine.  Anyone over the age of 12 can receive the 2-Dose Pfizer vaccine.

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COVID CASES IN GREGG COUNTY -Texas’ seven-day average for new Covid cases was 13,708 on Sunday, up from more than 1,710 on July 9.  There were almost 9,600 people hospitalized on Saturday, and 28 deaths on Sunday.  Just about county in Texas is feeling this Third Wave of Covid infections.    In East Texas,  Gregg County officials and hospital administrators held a press conference yesterday to let the public know how this surge is impacting the county’s healthcare resources.

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 LA COVID RISES- The Louisiana Department of Health’s latest Covid figures show 4,778 new Covid-19 cases reported to the state since Tuesday. This brings the state total to 562,319 cases since March 2020. According to LDH:  The vast majority of these cases (98.3%) are tied to community spread rather than congregate settings like nursing homes.  This update represents increases across all age groups and regions of the state. 2,247 people in Louisiana are hospitalized with Covid, an all-time high. The previous record high was 2,112 Tuesday (8/3/21).

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  TX COVID UPDATE – Texas  State health officials say new COVID-19 cases in Texas are rising about as fast as they were before their peaks last July and in late January.  Speaking to the Texas Tribune Chief State Epidemiologist Doctor Jennifer Shuford   says the increase, underscores how much more contagious the delta variant is.              

"Even in the face of having 43 percent of our population fully vaccinated we are still seeing this increase in cases happening as rapidly as we saw previously." Shuford explained.

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TX SOCIAL WORKERS -  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the state board that regulates social workers can't prohibit them from refusing to see clients based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Paxton issued the non-binding legal opinion Monday on the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council. Will Francis heads the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. He says he's concerned  Paxton's stance will discourage LGBTQ people and people with disabilities from seeking services.  

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TX COVID SHOTS -   Governor Greg Abbott says it’s important Texans who received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines go back and get their second shot.  The Governor made these comments in a video he released on Twitter earlier this week.

“With both doses, you can help better protect us against COVID-19, and you can help us put an end to this pandemic. So, make sure you go get your second dose,” Abbott said.