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State and County Data Told Different Stories About Total Deaths from COVID-19

There was always a small difference between what we heard from the state and the county. But when October came, that difference became a gulf. Let's talk about why.
By Steven Monacelli
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The Governor Is Lifting the State’s COVID-19 Restrictions

Beginning next Wednesday, the mandate to wear a mask is gone, as are any occupancy limits at any type of business.
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Dallas’ COVID Hospitalizations Nearing the Trigger for a Rollback

If the hospital census continues like it is, the governor's executive order will trigger a reduction in capacity at many businesses.
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Dallas County’s COVID-19 Numbers Point to Trouble Leading Into Thanksgiving

New infections are up, hospitalizations are up, and health officials are pleading with the public to heed their advice ahead of Thanksgiving.
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Are We Winning the War Against COVID-19?

It can be difficult to follow the daily deluge of new data and science surrounding the pandemic. We asked two of Dallas County's public health leaders for clarity.

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The DMA Reopens August 14, But Is It Safe To Visit a Museum?

The news from the Dallas Museum of Art comes days after Dallas Contemporary announced it would stay closed for the remainder of 2020.
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For the First Day Since July 3, New Coronavirus Infections Fall Below 1,000

Some much needed good news for Dallas County: hospitalizations are also plateauing.
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Read This First-Person Account From an ICU Nurse Treating COVID

People Newspapers landed an essay that takes you inside the COVID ward.
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Even the White House Says Texas Should Be Doing More To Control the Coronavirus

A leaked report from the Trump administration paints a gloomy picture of what we already know: we aren't doing enough.
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More People Left Their Homes on July 4 Than Memorial Day, According to Data

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation found a 3 percent increase in July 4 mobility compared to Memorial Day, the last time we saw a major spike attributed to an event.