COVID UPDATE: Milam County reports two more deaths
Milam County has reported two more deaths due to COVID-19.
“Today we have two more COVID related deaths to report,” Milam County Judge Steve Young said on Wednesday night. “One was a young man and one was an old man. This brings the COVID death toll to 44 Milam County residents. As you know, this killer has no friends and does not discriminate. It can kill any of us. We must be vigilant. We must do our part. We must wear a mask, keep our distance, wash our hands and above all else, get vaccinated.”
There will be a 500 dose Pfizer vaccination clinic in Rockdale at the former Rockdale Medical Clinic, located at 1700 Brazos in Rockdale, today. Those getting vaccinated have been called and advised of their appointment time. If you have been called, please download the consent forms and bring them to the clinic.
On Friday, March 19, there will be a 500 dose Moderna clinic in Rockdale. There are still have a few slots open for this clinic.
If you or someone you know has been waiting to get a shot, now is the time to get it. Please call Amy Guillen at (254) 654-4559 or email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list for Friday.
Download the consent forms, complete it and bring it to the clinic. This will save about 20 minutes. If you bring a completed form to the clinic there is no need to arrive ahead of your scheduled time as we hope to get you in short order. We are scheduling people to avoid a large crowd and the potential spread of the virus.
a. First Round Consent Forms: http://www.milamcounty.net/upload/page/9873/VACCINE%201.pdf
b. Second Round Consent Forms: http://www.milamcounty.net/upload/page/9873/VACCINE%202.pdf
“We thank all of those so heavily involved in this most important project,” Young said. “For example, our Emergency Management Coordinator Bryan Burns who was instrumental in getting the Pfizer vaccine and Bell County Judge Dave Blackburn and his medical staff for providing these drugs. Our great Milam County Health Department and all of the many, many volunteers who are putting their health at risk to protect ours. We simply cannot thank them enough.”
Young said he is happy to report that the waiting list is just about depleted.
“We have been saying we would get shots to those who wanted shots and that has been accomplished,” he said. “However, we must do a lot more vaccinations to make a safe environment. If you want a shot, give us a call and we will get you vaccinated.”
The county’s next free testing will be in Rockdale, Monday, March 22. So far, the county has tested 3,243 individuals with 957 positive infections which is a 29 percent positivity rate.
COVID County Wide Numbers (March 17, 2021):
1370 total PCR cases - up 1
13 active PCR cases – no change
0 open PCR cases
1046 antigen cases - no change
5 active antigen cases – no change
0 open antigen cases
Total active cases in Milam County – 18 – no change
1 hospitalized – down 1
Total hospitalized since the pandemic began -183 – no change
0 on ventilators – no change
44 fatalities- up 2