Titus County Judge Brian Lee
Tuesday, Titus County reported 134 active COVIDs and trending higher, with the state reporting Titus with 43 deaths. Judge Brian Lee stated at least two more in the last three days that the state hasn’t added.
Titus Regional has 18 COVID patients. It is high and has been running high for the last week, with the ICU full but not all COVID patients. They are administering vaccines to healthcare workers and first responders. If you would like to get on the vaccine waiting list, please go to the TRMC website or Facebook page to sign up. At this point, TRMC does not know when the next receipt of vaccines will be.
The initial 700 doses received by TRMC is 1,400 doses because this is a two-step vaccine, 29 days apart. As more amounts are received, Titus expects the vaccine to be available in local pharmacies and doctor’s clinics.
Over the last several days, local vaccine recipients report no side effects other than a sore arm. Until you can receive a vaccination, your best defense line remains the same, WEARING A MASK and SOCIAL DISTANCING. Let’s work to get the current numbers trending downward and our hospital less occupied. We want to take care of the small minority that needs hospitalization, and we want to have available beds to treat non-COVID patients.
Judge Lee stated, “My wife and I both had mild cases of COVID. I had no fever, no congestion, no breathing issues, no aches, just one evening of mild chills and a simple loss of smell and taste for about a week. Judy was only slightly worse with some congestion and coughing for a few days. Most will have only these mild symptoms. However, several of my friends and acquaintances have dealt with very uncomfortable body aches, fever, energy loss, and labored breathing for well more than a week. Very sadly, two have passed away this week.”