County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dr. Phil Huang, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services. (Photo courtesy Fox 4's Facebook)

Public Health

COVID-19 Bulletin (03/20/20)

Dallas' first COVID-19 death, social gatherings limited to 10, Texas shutters restaurants, and more.

As of Thursday, March 19, Dallas County has 20 new COVID-19 cases, and its first death. NBC DFW5 shared reports from the county, as Tarrant county adds ten new cases.

Beginning Wednesday, March 19, Dallas County has limited the size of gatherings even further, to less than 10 people, and has also suspended evictions for renters. The social limit is being applied to “recreational gatherings.”

According to the Dallas Morning News, Dallas is practicing mitigation as its next step in preventing the spread of coronavirus. This phase is in place “to protect our health care system so we don’t get overrun.”

How are doctors treating COVID-19 without a vaccine? The Dallas Morning News partnered with NBC DFW5 to ask three experts in the medical field frequently asked coronavirus questions.

A server from Dallas steakhouse, Town Hearth, has tested positive for COVID-19. This report from WFAA8 follows closely behind Dallas County closing dine-in restaurants and bars.

With at least seven confirmed COVID-19 cases in Frisco, the city continued to allow businesses to operate until the Governor shut down all restaurants, bars, and gyms on Thursday.


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