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Monthly report shows 61 new cases in county

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The Northeast Texas Public Health District published its most recent COVID-19 tracking data May 2, indicating that Van Zandt County had just 61 new cases over the most recent month-long reporting period.

As of April 4, Van Zandt County had seen 6,672 confirmed cases and 4,583 probable cases since the pandemic was first tracked. Four weeks later, as of May 2, NET Health reported 6,680 confirmed cases and 4,636 probable cases since tracking began.

The number of cases in Van Zandt County since the pandemic began now includes: 3,217 in residents with a Canton address, up from 3,200 cases last month at this time; 2,825 cases in residents with a Wills Point address, up from 2,813 cases; 1,362 cases in people with a Grand Saline address, up from 1,353 cases; 1,249 cases in residents with a Ben Wheeler address, up from 1,241 cases; 1,018 cases in residents with a Van address, up from 1,017 cases; 886 cases in residents with an Edgewood address, up from 879 cases; and 367 cases in residents with a Fruitvale address, up from 366 cases.

Additionally, there have been 163 confirmed and probable cases in residents with a Mabank address since the pandemic began, up from 160 cases last month at this time; 155 cases in residents with a Murchison address, up from 154 cases; 131 cases in residents with an Eustace address, up from 129 cases; 73 cases in residents with a Chandler address, unchanged from the previous month; 33 cases in residents with an Athens addresses, up from 32 cases; 19 cases in residents with a Brownsboro address, unchanged from the previous week; and 13 cases in residents with an Edom address, unchanged from the previous week.

Vaccination Rate

Data available as of April 4 indicated that 44.62 percent of the local population ages five and older had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 39.75 percent of all eligible residents had been designated as being fully vaccinated.

Four weeks later, 44.8 percent of the local population ages five and older has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 39.96 percent of all eligible residents have been designated as being fully vaccinated.

Up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus pandemic, available testing and vaccination sites, case counts and more can be found online by visiting the Texas Department of State Health Services at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.