Milam records its 40th COVID-19 death
Another Milam County person due to COVID-19. This brings the death toll to 40 in the county.
"Our cases are on the uptick as well, as we now have 37 active cases, up four from just yesterday. The death toll in Texas stands at 43,563 and there were 297 just today. So, rest assured the virus is a killer and it is alive and well, right here in Milam County," said County Judge Steve Young in his daily email. "There is hope, but first know that it is critical that you wear your mask, keep your distance and get vaccinated. We are working as hard as we can to provide the vaccinations."
This week, the county allotment is 200 doses and the county will run a clinic in Rockdale Thursday. The plan is to administer 148 first round doses and 52 second round doses.
If you have been called for this clinic, save some time and download the consent forms, complete them and bring them to the clinic. The forms are available on our website at:
First round consent forms: http://www.milamcounty.net/upload/page/9873/VACCINE%20FORMS.pdf
Second round consent forms:
"Now that Merck and Johnson & Johnson have partnered to make the J&J vaccine, we hope to get more doses. In fact, we are talking to Bell and Williamson County in an attempt to get more doses. We will keep you posted, but we will use every drop we get," Young said.
So far Milam County has vaccinated almost 1,700 individuals and almost 1,000 have received both shots.
There are 2,330 people on the county waiting list. If you are in group 1A or group 1B, call 254 697 7000 or email Amy Guillen at email@example.com and get on the list.
- Rockdale Wal-Mart: Registration and consent forms may be completed on line.
- Brookshire Brothers in Rockdale.
- Veterans can call any VA hospital and schedule an appointment.
- McLennan County has a mass vaccination clinic underway. One can register online at https://covidwaco.com/
- Brazos County also has a mass clinic underway. One can register online at http://www.brazoshealth.org/
- CVS is now vaccinating in certain areas. Learn more at: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
The county tested16 individuals in Milano with three positive results. Miam County residents with COVID symptoms, can get a free antigen test. So far, 3,195 individuals have been tested with 952 positive infections which is a 29% positivity rate.
The county will test in Cameron at the Cameron VFD on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
COVID-19 countywide numbers:
22 active PCR cases – up 1
0 open PCR cases
1025 antigen cases-up 4
15 active antigen cases – up 3
0 open antigen cases
Total active cases in Milam County – 37 – up 4
4 hospitalized – down 3
Total hospitalized since the pandemic began -176 – no change
1 on ventilators – no change
40 fatalities- up 1