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'Almost like not being vaccinated': 2 million Texans have missed their second COVID vaccine

Rayy Ball is one of 1.2 million Texans who have not returned for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose more than 90 days after their first shot. The Tarrant County resident has moved twice in the last few months from one precarious living situation to another and transportation can sometimes be a problem.Back in March, Ball had an appointment scheduled for the Moderna vaccine, but decided to take the Johnson & Johnson one-shot because it meant not returning for a second appointment.
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Denton Record-Chronicle

Seven more Denton County residents dead of COVID-19

Local health officials confirmed Friday afternoon that another seven people across Denton County have died of COVID-19. Their deaths raise the countywide number of COVID-19 deaths to 678, according to Denton County Public Health. DCPH released the following information about the seven residents:. one Lewisville woman in her 40s. one...
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Texas fights back against rising COVID-19 numbers in hospitals

More than 7,000 out-of-state health care workers have come to Texas as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to mitigate rising COVID-19 numbers. In a series of press releases from Aug. 9 to 26, Abbott increased the number of medical personnel the Texas Department of State Health Services was authorized to hire from at least 5,500 to 8,100. As of Sept. 10, Texas is still almost 600 people short of that goal.
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Today it’s COVID-19. 70 years ago, it was a different virus that led to a new vaccine

For many, the one bright spot in 2020 was the development of several vaccines that could bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control. Seventy years ago, the country was in a similar state of alarm, as an unexpected surge in polio cases threatened children and young adults. Polio couldn’t be cured, just treated. At its height, the disease disabled more than 35,000 people per year in the United States.
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Tarrant County reports most COVID deaths in nearly 2 weeks, more than 1,500 new cases

Tarrant County reported 25 COVID-19 deaths and 1,564 new cases on Thursday. It’s the most COVID-related deaths since 27 were reported on Sept. 4. The latest pandemic-related deaths include a Fort Worth woman in her 20s, a Forest Hill woman in her 30s, a Fort Worth man in his 40s, a Grand Prairie man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s in rural Tarrant County, a Fort Worth man in his 50s, a Richland Hills man in his 50s, two Mansfield women in their 60s, four Fort Worth women in their 60s, a Saginaw man in his 60s, a Crowley man in his 70s, two Fort Worth men and a woman in their 70s, a man in his 70s in rural Tarrant County, a Haltom City man and woman in their 70s, a Fort Worth woman in her 80s, a woman in her 80s from rural Tarrant County, a Haltom City woman in her 80s, and a Fort Worth man older than 90.
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Dallas County Reports Total of 1,519 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 21 Deaths, Including 468 Probable Cases

Dallas County Reports Total of 1,519 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 21 Deaths, Including 468 Probable Cases. As of 1:00 pm, September 16, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 1,519 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County, 1,051 confirmed cases, and 468 probable cases. There is a cumulative total of 318,825 confirmed cases (PCR test). There is a cumulative total of 55,350 probable cases (antigen test). A total of 4,494 Dallas County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19 illness.
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Tracking COVID-19: Nearly 69% of estimated population in 2 Plano ZIP codes are fully vaccinated

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Collin County, Denton County, Plano ISD and the state of Texas through their public reports and dashboards. More than 66% of the estimated population in three of the six main ZIP codes in Plano have been fully vaccinated, according to totals from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
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Dallas County reports 20 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,519 cases

Dallas County reported 20 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,519 new coronavirus cases Thursday. Of the new cases, 1,051 were confirmed and 468 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 374,175, including 318,825 confirmed and 55,350 probable. The death toll is 4,494. The average number of new...
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Denton County fire marshal dies of COVID-19

Longtime Denton County Fire Marshal Roland Asebedo died Monday after becoming infected with COVID-19, county officials say. Asebedo, 56, spent more than three decades in emergency services and was a 23-year veteran law enforcement officer who peers say “saved countless lives.”. “Chief Asebedo spent his entire adult life in service...
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