"COVID-19 remains threat " by: Mike Reddell

   Three COVID-19 issues have converged this week.
   While Texas has opened COVID-19 vaccine to all adults – 16 years of age and older - this week, supplies continue to be a problem for Matagorda County and new confirmed cases still are showing local spikes.
   Matagorda Regional Medical Center began the week with a vaccination clinic at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds Monday and Tuesday.
   While new confirmed cases recently have been around 10 or fewer cases per day in Matagorda County, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) noted last week, there were 15 new confirmed cases Saturday, March 27, and 14 Monday, March 29.
   As of Tuesday, March 30, there were 126 new cases within the last 14 days, according to DSHS.
   That averages out to 3.4 cases per 1,000.
   That average is an increase over the past few weeks in Matagorda County and it’s a higher average than all of the surrounding counties.

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