Corona Virus
First Texas case of more contagious coronavirus variant identified in Harris County It does not cause a more severe disease, and vaccines “are expected to be effective against it,” the health services department said of the strain.
BREAKING: COVID-19 hospitalization rate  could trigger rollback of capacity limits Texas Trauma Service Area (TSA) Region O, which includes Williamson County, has experienced a steady increase in people hospitalized due to the COVID-19 virus. Region O’s hospitalization rate surpassed 15 percent on Sunday, Jan. 3, and has increased since then. By Tuesday, the rate stood at 18.85%. 
BREAKING: There are no 'extra' doses of coronavirus vaccine An announcement late Tuesday from both state and county health officials that the coronavirus vaccine was available to a broader group of people sent WilCo residents scrambling for a shot. But, because of mixed signals and faulty data, that search was in vain.
Texas officials push hospitals, local health authorities to administer COVID-19 vaccines faster as infection rate reaches 'red flag' levels The state reports that 163,700 Texans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. About 1.2 million doses have been allocated to providers across the state.
WilCo inoculates 500 first responders as new cases surge County public health officials have inoculated nearly 500 first responders since they began the rollout of their first batch of 900 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week. At the same time, the county reported more than 950 new cases of the virus between Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 26, and four new fatalities.

WilCo health department begins vaccinating first responders