Vaccinated seniors total continues climb


More than half (65.51%) of seniors aged 65 and up have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Gonzales County according to Department of State Health Services data.

Not too far behind, 46.67% of seniors over the age of 65 have been fully vaccinated. For those age 16 and up, 21.88% are fully vaccinated, and 36.03% have received at least one injection of a vaccine.

This leaves 34.49% of seniors and 63.97% of those 16 and over who have not yet received an injection of the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

No new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Gonzales County since March 1, according to the DSHS’s “County trends” dashboard, which tracks newly reported cases, deaths and probable cases.

Over the last seven days, from Tuesday, March 30 to Tuesday, April 6, four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county. There were six active cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Tuesday, April 6, with 2,614 recovered and 55 reported deaths. This comes to a total of 2,681 cases reported in the county since April 2020, according to DSHS data available to the Inquirer.

In Gonzales Independent School District there was one active case of COVID-19 among staff and students on Tuesday, March 30, with three cases reported in Waelder Independent School District and one in Nixon-Smiley Independent School District.

Information regarding vaccination clinics will be shared by the Inquirer on its Facebook page and website as it becomes available. Such information is also available on the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Facebook page and website, and the Gonzales County Emergency Management Facebook page and website.