"COVID-19 stays below neighbors" by: Mike Reddell

   In Matagorda County, new confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at low levels – not much change from last week.
   The county’s per-capita average remains 0.2% per 1,000 residents, with seven new confirmed cases in the past 14 days from Tuesday, June 29.
      Overall, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) data shows the county with 3,536 confirmed cases, 731 probable cases and 114 deaths.
   Vaccination numbers remain somewhat stubborn.
   Of the county’s estimated 36,643 residents, 31.5%, or 11,590 residents, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, DSHS reports.
   The county trails the vaccination rate of neighboring counties.
   Statewide, the average is 40.5%, according to DSHS.
   Of those 65+, the fully vaccinated rate is 61.54%.
   For that same age group, the Brazoria County percentage is 75% and in Fort Bend County, 86%.

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