County logs three more deaths as new COVID-19 cases fallFree Access

New cases of COVID-19 in Uvalde County are decreasing, but three more county residents have died from complications of the virus, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Total known positive cases of COVID-19 rose by three cases, from 5,749 last Thursday to 5,752 on Tuesday, and active cases dropped by 79, from 225 one week ago to 146 as of Tuesday.

Probable cases, where an individual exhibits symptoms but does not test to confirm COVID-19, rose by one during that time period, to total 378 cases as of Tuesday.

Active cases of COVID-19 shot up in August and September, exceeding 400 over the Labor Day weekend and hovering at around 325 or above most of last month. Deaths from virus-related causes have spiked in tandem. 

The three deaths reported this month bring the total attributed to coronavirus complications to 94. There were 12 deaths reported due to virus-related complications in September and six in August. No deaths were reported in July, and one death was reported in June.

Approximately 56.07 percent of county residents age 12 and up are fully vaccinated. For those age 65 and above, the number is higher, with about 78.46 percent fully vaccinated, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Vaccine availability

Walmart, Walgreens, and H-E-B pharmacies have vaccines in stock for initial or secondary doses, or booster shots.

Community Health Development Inc. will hold a Pfizer vaccine clinic this Saturday. To sign up, visit: They also have influenza vaccines on hand at Our Health/Nuestro Centro de Salud, 200 S. Evans St. No appointment is necessary for the flu vaccine, though waiting times may be decreased by making an appointment. For more information, call 830-278-7105.

Encina Pediatrics and Primary Care has Moderna and Pfizer vaccine on hand at 1 Tanglewood Drive. They also have influenza vaccine in stock, and they may be contacted at 830-278-1692 for more information.

Through December, the Texas National Guard will continue to hold  immunization clinics set from 3-8 p.m. every Tuesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St. All three vaccines are on hand.