Public Health

COVID-19 Bulletin (03/27/20)

56 new cases in Dallas County, while it's up to Collin County residents to decide what's "essential."

With increased testing, Dallas County has identified 56 new cases today, and experienced its seventh coronavirus-related death, according to The Dallas Morning News.  In total, over 100 cases were confirmed in North Texas today, and Dallas County now has more than 300 cases.

Collin County were the only ones missing from a 10-county call today with Baylor Scott & White CEO Jim Hinton, and a Collin County Commissioner says it should be the residents, not the government who decides what is essential. Read more from WFAA.

See which counties have the most and least counties with this updating map from DMN.

Governor Abbott has mandated that that inbound travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Orleans self-quarantine for two weeks in an attempt to stem the spread from those areas, reports the Texas Tribune.

Central Market parent company HEB has been preparing for a pandemic since February 2 after speaking with counterparts in China. Read more about their preparation from Texas Monthly.

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