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Tracking COVID-19: Active cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations in Texas, local counties

Below, you'll find data for both Bell and McLennan Counties in addition to the state of Texas.

TEMPLE, Texas — What you should know:

Hospitalizations are quickly increasing with COVID-19 patients throughout the state of Texas and it's likely due to the highly-transmissible Delta variant. Hospital officials say that about 95 percent of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.

Below contains COVID-19 data for the whole state of Texas, as well as our local counties. These numbers are being updated by the Texas Department of Health (DSHS), the Bell County Public Health District and the Waco-McLennan County Health District.

COVID-19 numbers:

Texas: As of Aug. 31, nearly 3 million cases have been reported in the state and 55,404 people in Texas have died since the start of the pandemic. There are a total of 275,121 active cases.

  • Vaccinations: Around 16.2 million people who received at least one dose (67%) and 13.5 million people (56%) are fully vaccinated, as of Aug. 26.
  • Hospitalizations: At least 13,768 patients have COVID-19 in the state, there are only 7,937 available hospital beds, 362 available ICU beds.

Local counties:

  • Bell County: According to DSHS, there are 3,093 active cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Aug. 31. DSHS also said 28,225 cases were reported since the beginning of the pandemic with 516 deaths.
    • Vaccinations: About 37.6% of residents are fully vaccinated by Aug. 26, according to DSHS.
    • Hospitalizations: At least 294 patients have COVID-19 in the Bell County area with 90 hospital beds available and 1 ICU bed available, as of Aug. 29, per DSHS.
Credit: KCEN
  • McLennan County: According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, there are about 1,440 active cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Aug. 31. Overall, the county has reported 33,698 cases since the pandemic with 531 deaths.
    • Vaccinations: About 45% of residents are fully vaccinated as of Aug. 31, according to DSHS.
    • Hospitalizations. At least 185 patients have COVID-19 in the McLennan County area with 71 hospital beds available and 0 ICU beds available as of Aug. 29, according to DSHS.
Credit: KCEN

Below is an interactive map of Texas by our sister station KHOU in Houston.