The weather threw a wrench into the week’s COVID-19 vaccinations at the Hub site in Terrell; however, the site is expected to be up and running on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week.

The county expects to notify individuals who have registered for vaccinations early next week. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), The Terrell Fire Department has been allotted 1,000 doses for the next round of vaccines.

The Hub is located at the campus of Trinity Valley Community College’s Health Sciences Center on south Hwy. 34 in Terrell. Kaufman County encourages people to register for vaccinations on its website: kaufmancounty.net. Click the yellow bar at the top of the screen to register.

In Kaufman County as elsewhere, the number of suspected active COVID-19 cases appears to be declining. As of Feb. 16, estimated active COVID-19 cases in Kaufman County stood at 313, according to the DSHS. By contrast, on Jan. 15, the number of estimated active cases hit the 800 mark.

Since the pandemic struck this area in March 2020 12,389 people in Kaufman County have tested positive for the virus, according to DSHS. The county death toll from the virus stood at 208 on Feb. 17.

Statewide, the number of positive cases and hospitalizations also are declining, according to DSHS data. Since the pandemic began, Texas has seen about 2.58 million cases with 41,546 deaths. Nationwide, about 483,000 Americans have died from the disease.

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