AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say nearly 29% of the population in Texas has received at least one dose of the vaccination for COVID-19.

The CDC reported Monday that about 16% of the population in the state has completed their vaccination.

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Over the last two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases of the coronavirus in Texas has decreased by about 28%, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Monday reported 890 new confirmed and probable cases and three additional deaths.

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Hospitalizations have also been continuing to decline in the state. State health officials reported Monday that 2,772 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized on Sunday, the most recent day for which data is available.

Johns Hopkins reports that almost 49,000 people in Texas have died from COVID-19, the third highest death count in the U.S.

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CBSDFW.com Staff