COVID UPDATE: Milam County records three new deaths
Milam County recorded three new deaths on Thursday due to COVID-19.
This makes four deaths this week.
“I am truly sorry for these losses and our condolences to the involved families,” Milam County Judge Steve Young said Thursday night. “These were all good people. We now have 22 Milam County residents who are hospitalized and 11 of those are on ventilators.”
There are currently 227 active cases in the county.
“These are very high numbers, but most of this is preventable,” Young said. “All but one person who has died were unvaccinated. One person was fully vaccinated, but it appears the person contracted the virus between the first and second shot.”
“There is hope,” he said. “Our vaccination rate is increasing and we are one of two counties in our service area that has a vaccination rate in excess of 40 percent. The more that get vaccinated, the safer we all are.”
Fifty-two vaccinations were administered on Thursday: 27 Moderna total, 25 Pfizer total; 12 students.
There were also 36 new positives from Thursday’s testing in Cameron with 79 people tested.
1866 total cases
100 active cases (minus 12)
1469 Probable cases (Antigen detected test results, not included in total case count)
127 Active cases (plus 7)
227 active confirmed cases in Milam County
298 total hospitalized
22 currently hospitalized (minus 2)
63 fatalities (plus 3)
Eleven (11) individual(s) hospitalized is in serious condition (vents)
Below is a chart of the 63 deaths in the County since the pandemic began, by age group.