Coronavirus

U.S. vaccination rates are rising

Even in least-vaccinated Southern states

Originally Published: 31 JUL 21 13:12 ET By Matthew Hilk and Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- The pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in the US has risen steadily over the past three weeks, particularly in several Southern states with poor vaccination…

Eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

House leaves town without passing extension

Originally Published: 30 JUL 21 10:29 ET Updated: 30 JUL 21 19:58 ET By Annie Grayer, Phil Mattingly, Kristin Wilson and Melanie Zanona, CNN (CNN) -- An eviction moratorium for renters from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

American workers face increasing pressure to get vaccinated

As the country witnesses a rise in Covid-19 cases

Originally Published: 29 JUL 21 01:11 ET Updated: 30 JUL 21 08:28 ET By Jason Hanna and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Unvaccinated American workers are facing increasing pressure to get Covid-19 shots, as the country sees a dramatic…

52 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 11.24% on Wednesday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 52 new cases of COIVD-19 Thursday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: 52 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 296 currently active…

Governor Abbott issues executive order due to Covid-19

Restricting transportation of migrants

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, July 28, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities. Through the executive order,…

Local doctor suggests more people get fully vaccinated this summer

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Victoria County. A local doctor expressed his concern for those who are unvaccinated.

VICTORIA, Texas - One local doctor wants more people vaccinated in order to stay protected from COVID-19 this summer. Dr. Sidney Ontai  a family physician with…

COVID-19 vaccine information event Wednesday in Victoria

Event will be at Walmart Supercenter on Navarro

The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold pop-up events at Walmart locations across the state to talk with parents and families about the importance of vaccination for younger Texans as they prepare for next school year and as the Delta variant spreads more widely in Texas.