Coronavirus

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subHUB includes those over 75

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As of Monday afternoon, 2,781 Austin County residents had already received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine according to County Judge Tim Lapham. The same afternoon, active cases sat at 114 – 20 more than that time last week – and fatalities remained at 26 according to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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Vaccine subHUB in area

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As part of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, vaccination HUBs were established in metro areas and rural county vaccination sub-HUBs were set up away from the major cities. Late last week, the Washington County Fairgrounds was identified as the closest sub-HUB available to Austin County residents and 2,000 doses started being administered on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
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COVID-19 cases rising

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Austin County, the virus hit home for County Judge Tim Lapham. “Yes, this virus is real, I have friends who have contracted it and this weekend we lost a family member to COVID-19,” he said in his weekly report Monday.