Serious COVID-19 cases increase in Rockwall County

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Jun. 10—The numbers of those who are infected with COVID-19 in Rockwall County continues, with more patients hospitalized in serious condition and another Rockwall County resident has died due to the virus.

The Rockwall Office of Emergency Management reported Tuesday there had been 9,538 cumulative cases of COVID-19, an increase of 40 cases in one week's time.

The report also noted there had been 9,353 estimated recoveries, representing an increase of 41 individuals within the previous seven days.

There had been 158 deaths reported in Rockwall County due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, one more than had been reported one week earlier.

According to the county's report, eight people were in Rockwall County hospitals due to the virus as of Sunday, one less than during the previous week. Four of those of those patients were listed in the ICU, compared to two patients one week ago.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that as of Tuesday, 54.8% of Rockwall County residents aged 12 or older had received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 43.98% being fully vaccinated.

The state agency's report indicated that 86.16% of those residents in Rockwall County aged 65 and above had received at least the first dose of the vaccine, with 75.49% of the older population having been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

Numbers of those vaccinated in Rockwall County and in each county across the state is available online at https://tinyurl.com/29mgxxan

The local agencies which are reporting supplies of the vaccines in stock in Rockwall County is available at https://vaccinefinder.org/search/