Eastland County COVID-19 Update August 12 – 21

The following is the report for August 12-August 21, 2021

1. The number of positive cases in Eastland County still in quarantine: 81

These positives are from Eastland Memorial Hospital, B and W Clinic and Family Health Clinic. This does not include those who tested outside the county or at home since we do not have access to those numbers. Eastland Hospital admissions this past week have been predominantly COVID infections. Transfers from the emergency room have been very difficult to obtain since hospitals in Abilene and D/FW are full.

Texas coronavirus map: What do the trends mean for you? ~ Mayo Clinic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals ~ FDA

Vaccinations have increased in Texas. The third dose of vaccine will be available in September for those at high risk (immunosuppressed) and late September for those have already received the vaccine. Please consider receiving the vaccine and please be courteous and wear a mask. Businesses are hurting and we all need to do our part to help them stay open.

Dr. Robert DeLuca