Coryell County COVID-19 cases increase by 400 from Jan. 5-21
By LYNETTE SOWELL
As of the Thursday, Jan. 21 update posted by Coryell County, positive COVID-19 cases rose from Jan. 5 through Jan. 21, by 400 cases.
The Jan. 5 update noted a total of 2,164 total cases, with 557 of those cases active at that time.
On Thursday, that total had risen to 2,564, which included 483 active cases. considered active cases. Fatalities in Coryell County rose to 24.
Monday’s update from the City of Copperas Cove was not received by press time on Monday, but the Jan. 18 update from the city included a total of 1,464 cases, of which 381 were still considered active.
Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines continue to be distributed. On Monday, the Texas Department of State Health Services posted the disbursement listing. Coryell Health will again be receiving 975 doses of the Pfizer* vaccine.
Coryell Health had not reopened its online appointment system for scheduling a vaccine as of press time Monday. The nearly 1,000 who received vaccines on Saturday at its drive-through event will need to follow up at a future Coryell Health vaccination clinic for their second dose.
Bell County Public Health, likewise, had its appointments on hold for the vaccine.
As of press time Monday, the City of Copperas Cove had not announced any plans for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic of its own.
Hospitalizations statewide were 12,899 on Sunday, down by about 1,000 from last Wednesday. That’s about 19.18 percent of total hospitalizations statewide, which numbered 67,233.
Locally, hospitalizations for COVID-19 numbered 212 out of 1,045 total hospitalized patients, making up 20.29 percent of local hospitalizations, or roughly 1 in 5 patients.
*Correction: The printed article states Moderna; however, the Pfizer vaccine is what Coryell Health will be receiving again.
COVID-19 cases in Central Texas*
Bell County 2,317 active cases (17,393 total)
Burnet County 237 active cases (2,051 total)
Coryell County 483 active cases (2,564 total)
Copperas Cove (city) 424 active cases (1,62- total)
Lampasas County 142 active cases (1,369 total)
McLennan County 940 active cases (22,373 total)
Williamson County 2,079 active cases (28,979 total)
*Numbers from Texas DSHS, Coryell County, Lampasas County; Bell, McLennan, and Williamson County Public Health Districts