AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) – More than one-third of all Texans have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control on Saturday.
The CDC reported 34.5% of the state’s residents, more than 114 million, have been given one vaccination and 20.5%, more than 68 million, have been fully vaccinated.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Child Found Dead In Street In Dallas Neighborhood
More than 2,600 newly confirmed or probable virus cases and 76 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, were reported Saturday by the state health department.READ MORE: Police: Missing Tiger In Houston Found Safe, Healthy
There have been more than 2.4 million total cases and 48,185 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the health department.MORE NEWS: DFW Weather: Forecast Has Rain Chances Every Day This Upcoming Week
The rolling average of new cases per day during the past two weeks has decreased by 461.7, a decline of 12.1%, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.