"COVID-19 cases here copy higher state trend" by: Mike Reddell

    Following statewide trends, Matagorda County averages of new confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
   The county reported 38 new cases over the past 14 days for an average of one per 1,000, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported Monday, July 19.
   By comparison, the county had 11 new cases over the 14-day period on July 8 and seven on July 1.
   DSHS reported Monday that the positivity rate, which measures how prevalent the virus is in Texas, has crossed a 10% “red zone” threshold. 
   This indicates that the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading rampantly among the unvaccinated, the Texas Tribune reported Monday.
   Vaccinations in the county appear at a standstill, with 33% of county residents fully vaccinated.
   Calhoun County reports 37% fully vaccinated, Brazoria County at 44% and Ft. Bend, 56%.
   Texas has 42.6% of its residents fully vaccinated.
   Overall, the county has 3,591 total confirmed cases, 27 cases active, 742 probable and 115 deaths. 

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