1.8 Million Texas Have Been Inoculated for COVID
The latest data shows that 1.8 million Texans have received their first doses of the COVID vaccine. The population of Texas sits at around 29 million, which means we have vaccinated roughly 6.2 percent of Texans with just the first dose of the COVID vaccine so far.
USA Today on Jan 31st, 2021 reported that 7.6 percent of Americans have also been inoculated so Texas is slightly under the national average.
Interestingly enough, USA Today also reported that "About 37.7% of the shots distributed in the US haven't been used yet."
You might recall that the state’s first case of COVID-19 was reported on March 4, 2020, in Fort Bend County. That case was a 70-year-old man who had traveled abroad. In a little over a month Texans will have been dealing with the effects of the COVID virus in our state for a year.
Over the past seven days, the state has seen an average of 13,671 new confirmed cases, with Victoria County reporting only 13 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours which is good news! The Texas Tribune reported on January 14th that Texas was the first state in the United States to administer a million doses to its citizens.
It looks as if Texas is making progress with its immunization schedule at this time. We will keep you posted! We encourage you to check out Crossroad's community numbers with us by viewing the Victoria daily dashboard here.
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