Coronavirus Update: January 27th, 2021

By The Numbers:

Statistics are current as of January 27th, 10:30 a.m. CT  

  • In Texas, there are an estimated 1,988,063 active cases in our state, and there have been 34,701 deaths, as reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  
    • Tarrant County has at least 180,135 confirmed cases, the third-highest number of cases among Texas counties; Parker County has 10,336 confirmed cases; and Wise County has 5,096.  
  • In the United States, there are at least 25,152,433 cases and 419,827 deaths, as reported by the CDC.

Need to Know:

  • The vaccine rollout gets off to a strong start across Texas. This month, Texas became the first state to vaccinate over one million people for the coronavirus, and Texas continues to outpace other states in administrating the vaccine. Governor Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services have credited our state’s 82 vaccine ‘hubs,’ which have the capacity to administer several thousands of vaccines per week at centralized, easy-to-find locations. There are already at least six vaccine hubs operational in North Texas, and , this week, the State of Texas announced the opening of more nearby hubs, including at the Tarrant County Public Health Department, Texas Health Resources in Fort Worth, and Parker County Hospital District, which was recently selected to act as a Regional Rural Vaccine Hub. Even rural Texas counties lead the country in vaccination rates, according to Governor Abbott, accounting for 8 of the top 11 counties in America.
  • For more information about vaccines in Texas:
    • Click here to learn more about vaccination hubs, hub contact information, and sign-up links.
    • Click here for Texas’ coronavirus vaccine provider map.
    • Click here to see how many doses your nearest vaccine hub is receiving this week. A full list of vaccines allocated to each hub for the week is updated on Texas DSHS’ site every seven days.
  • If you have not received your second economic impact payment and are eligible, you may need to claim it when you file your 2020 taxes. By now, most taxpayers that qualify should have received their second economic impact payment of up to $600 via direct deposit. Remember, some Americans will receive their impact payment by mail, either as a paper check or in the form of a prepaid debit card—and the IRS is urging those who haven’t yet gotten their payment to carefully watch their mail throughout the month of January. You can determine the status of your payment by using the IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool. If you’re eligible for a second economic impact payment and did not receive one, you’ll have to claim it as a rebate when you file your 2020 taxes. Additional information is available on online here