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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/19/21)

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 473 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths. Gov. Greg Abbott’s prohibition on vaccination mandates stalls in Senate, with less than two days left in the third special legislative session this year, Texas Tribune reports. Senate Bill 51 is intended to block any Texas entity, including hospitals and private businesses, from mandating employee vaccination against COVID-19. SB 51 makes Texas entities requiring employee vaccination vulnerable to discrimination lawsuits.
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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/18/21)

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 771 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths on Friday. Texas GOP lawmakers vote 5-1 advancing bill banning vaccine mandates, KERA reports. The Senate State Affairs Committee’s vote advances Senate Bill 51, which would make any Texas entity, including hospitals, vulnerable to lawsuits if employee vaccinations mandates are instated. Senate Bill 51 heads to the full Texas Senate with less than a week left in the special session.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTO

On Friday, October 15, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 771 new positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. 537 of those cases were confirmed and 234 were probable. There were also 19 deaths. You can read Friday’s Dallas County News Release here: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/19803/10152021-Press-Release---Dallas-County-Reports-Additional-Positive-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Cases. DeSoto Police and Fire Rescue...
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UT Dallas researchers connect Texas air quality with COVID-19 severity

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have found a connection between Texas air quality and the severity of COVID-19 in certain Lone Star counties. The researchers are taking advantage of satellites that orbit Earth every day, collecting information about our planet. Several of these satellites monitor the air around us. During the global outbreak of COVID, a disease that attacks the lungs, understanding the air we breathe may be crucial, according to the researchers.
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‘Encouraging Signs’ As North Texas Leaders Hope To Avoid Fall COVID-19 Surge

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “Encouraged and cautiously optimistic,” is the message from the Dallas nonprofit that uses data to track Covid-19 infections, vaccinations, and overall risk in our community. Right now, hospitalizations and infections are trending in the right direction. “We’ve seen over 25% decrease in cases,” says Steve Miff, CEO of the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, “so all those are encouraging signs.” The nonprofit PCCI uses data to track pandemic impact: everything from infections to vaccinations, to increased risk of poor outcomes due to poverty or lack of healthcare access. Miff says vaccinations combined with Covid-19 recoveries are nudging Dallas County ever closer...
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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/14/21)

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 463 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths on Wednesday. The FDA’s final decision on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shot authorization is set to be made next week, WFAA reports. After the FDA’s decision is made, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will debate who actually should get the boosters and when.
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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/13/21)

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported a three day total of 1,363 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths on Tuesday. Gov. Greg Abbott bans any Texas entity from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, The Dallas Morning News reports. This ban is a change from August when the governor’s office said businesses had the option of requiring vaccines for employees. Federal rules on vaccines will most likely supersede the Republican governor’s rule. Abbot says, ”The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.”
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State COVID-19 hospitalizations hit lowest mark since late July

This story is available as part of a content partnership with WFAA-TV. For more local news, visit WFAA.com. On Monday, state health officials reported there are currently 6,211 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas. This is down from 6,462 the previous day. State hospitalizations have currently declined every day for 34 consecutive...
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Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations in Dallas-Fort Worth continue to fall after summer surge

Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are continuing to drop after a spike in summer cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant of the virus. The number of patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 in North Texas has fallen by approximately half since the most recent peak about six weeks ago. The statewide decrease also is roughly 50% in that period.
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