"Front-line workers get 1st vaccines at MRMC" by: Mike Reddell

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The first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Matagorda County was administered last week to Kimberly Lopez, RN, one of Matagorda Regional Medical Center’s front-line healthcare workers.

Front-line health care workers at Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) received the first COVID-19 vaccines last week.
   Public vaccines are not expected to arrive in Matagorda County until February, at the earlier, and may not arrive until April, advises MRMC.
   The hospital doesn’t receive advance notice on vaccine availability.
   New confirmed COVID-19 cases in Matagorda County are trending at the levels reported in August, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
   DSHS reports that Matagorda County had 223 confirmed cases in 14 days ending Tuesday, Dec. 28, for an average of 6.07 cases per 1,000.
   Matagorda County had a spike in new confirmed cases on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, when 51 new confirmed cases were reported.
   In recent new confirmed cases in the county: Dec. 28, 16; Dec. 27, 14; Dec. 26, 3; Dec. 25, 7; Dec. 24, 51; Dec. 23, 8; and Dec. 22, 13.
   Through Dec. 28, the Sentinel’s press deadline, Matagorda County numbers include: 1,728 confirmed; 138 probable cases; 64 fatalities (the last reported death was Nov. 29); 259 active cases; and 1,543 recovered (estimated). 

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