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Local News

Active cases of COVID-19 remain low in Kerr County

todayMarch 29, 2021

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Kerr County is continuing to maintain its low number of active cases of COVID-19, according to updated numbers released Monday. As of March 29, there are 34 active cases of the novel coronavirus, according to Kerr County Emergency Mangement Coordinator Dub Thomas.

Aggregated by Thomas from reports by Peterson Regional Medical Center and the Texas Department of State Health Services, the county’s case counts are as follows:

34 Active Cases- (Number of local residents who currently are positive for COVID-19).

4,197 Recoveries- (Kerr County citizens who were once confirmed as positive for the virus but have since “timed out” of the short-term complications presented by the illness).

84 Fatalities-(The number of Kerr County permanent residents whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19. Some residents may have died outside the county).

1 Hospitalized-(Number of people who are in Peterson Regional Medical Center receiving treatment for COVID-19).

As Texas has opened its COVID-19 vaccine eligible to all adults, Peterson Health is making changes to its vaccine appointment process. Currently, Peterson Health has closed its pre-registration survey link and those already on the waiting list will receive a confirmation call within the next two weeks to confirm their wish to remain on the list or ask to be removed from the list.

Peterson Health representatives will publicize the new vaccine appointment process once it has been finalized.

Kerr County recently completed a week-long testing clinic at the Hill Country Youth Event Center in which 151 people were tested for COVID-19.

Kerr County has released the following numbers representing the most current figures regarding COVID-19 vaccinations:

11,900-Total Vaccines Allocated to all of the providers in Kerr County

17,465-Total Vaccine Doses administered, number of people vaccinated with one dose and number of people fully vaccinated are aggregated by the recipient’s county of evidence

1,907-Total Number of People Vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

5,790-Total Number of People Receiving a Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

5,790-Total Number of Kerr County Residents Fully Vaccinated (defined as those receiving the full series-2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine, as outlined by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)


Written by: Michelle Layton

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