Jim Wells County reports 26 new COVID cases; Texas cases holding steady

Staff Reports

Jim Wells County reported 26 cases and two deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 11 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 7,220 cases and 181 deaths.

Texas ranked 30th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 62.5 percent of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 68.8 percent a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Thursday, Texas reported administering another 659,668 vaccine doses, including 151,829 first doses. In the previous week, the state-administered 513,039 vaccine doses, including 102,996 first doses. In all, Texas reported it has administered 36,079,806 total doses.

In Texas, 589 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 832 people were reported dead.

A total of 4,307,087 people in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 73,378 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 47,730,591 people have tested positive and 771,118 people have died.

Texas's COVID-19 hospital admissions rising

USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Nov. 21.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 6,157
  • The week before that: 5,554
  • Four weeks ago: 7,038

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 76,370
  • The week before that: 71,101
  • Four weeks ago: 72,732

Hospitals in 36 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 27 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 34 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.