Jim Wells County reports 3 new COVID cases; zero death reports

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Jim Wells County reported three cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 26 cases and two deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 7,223 cases and 181 deaths.

Texas reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, Nov. 28. , adding 14,047 new cases. That's down 39.4 percent from the previous week's tally of 23,188 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Thanksgiving significantly disrupted who got tested, how many people got tested, what labs operated and what government agencies reported on time. Some governments reported only three days of data for the last week; some reported none. Before Thanksgiving, several dozen states were reported rising case counts; in the week ending Sunday, only several states reported rising cases.

In the week ending Thursday, Nov. 25, 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, 227 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 589 fatalities reported. 

A total of 4,321,134 people in Texas have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 73,605 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States, 48,229,210 people have tested positive and 776,639 people have died.

Texas's COVID-19 hospital admissions falling

USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Nov. 28.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

Last week: 5,402

The week before that: 5,823

Four weeks ago: 5,819

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.