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The Houston School District has adjourned classes for the week amid a threat of inclement weather and a surge of COVID-19.

The Texas County Health Department reported on Friday an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the county since Saturday, Nov. 27.

TCMH said Monday it had 11 hospitalized.

The health department said 116 positive cases have been detected in one week. On Friday, four were hospitalized. There were 108 isolated at home.

Of the 1,969 positive tests this year, 101 had been vaccinated.

The death count this year is 30.

On Monday, Texas County Memorial Hospital reported it had 11 hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 10 had not been vaccinated. They range in age from 32-88. Three are age 65 or under. Daily new positive cases jumped about five-fold over last week’s number.


Resources for vaccines, testing offered by state

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released a guide to resources associated with COVID-19, including about vaccines. It encourages Texas County residents, if that have not, to get vaccinated

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