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Vaccinations are available at several locations in Texas County.

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There have been 98 cases of COVID-19 in Texas County from July 24-30, the Texas County Health Department reported Monday. Of those cases, five had been vaccinated.

The department said 107 are isolated at home and 10 hospitalized during the period. The death count increased by two to 28, it said.

Cumulative cases since the pandemic began stand at 2,279. Of those 23 had been vaccinated and only one required hospitalization.

Texas County is among several hotspots in south-central Missouri that are among the worst counties in the United States. The positivity rate has improved to 22.7 percent, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Only about 22 percent of the population in the county has been vaccinated; 27.4 has started the process. In the last week, 409 vaccinations have been given.

Steve Edwards, the CEO of CoxHeath, reported 187 COVID-19 patients Monday. The winter high was 170.

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