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City of Waco hosts press conference to discuss local COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

City of Waco
Posted at 9:07 AM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 12:45:40-04

The city of Waco hosted a virtual press conference Wednesday to discuss local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

[Watch Replay Above (starts at 10:53 minute mark)]

Mayor Dillon Meek was joined by local healthcare representatives and community members to discuss the status of COVID-19 in Waco.

Over the last seven weeks, the number of patients hospitalized daily in Waco due to COVID-19 climbed from 10 to 166 patients, as of Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Area hospitals are nearly full as all 54 ICU beds are in use and non-ICU beds are being converted to care for critical patients.

As of Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, Waco's seven-day running average of daily new COVID-19 cases was 182.

This may exceed January’s record levels in both daily hospitalizations and daily new cases soon.

Currently, about 43 percent of people older than age 12 in McLennan County are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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