County Judge Clay Jenkins, photographed in his office. (Photo by Elizabeth Lavin) Elizabeth Lavin


COVID Bulletin (03/26/20)

Dallas is the top Coronavirus county, Clay Jenkins, and Congress' relief bill.

President Trump has declared a “major disaster” in the state of Texas, allowing the state to receive additional federal aid to combat the growing Coronavirus spread, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Dallas County added 78 new COVID-19 cases in the last day, the largest single day jump so far, bringing the total to 247 total cases in the county and more than 300 across North Texas. WFAA has more here.

See a map of Coronavirus cases across Texas, broken down by county from DMN and the state health department. Dallas is leading the state with the most cases and deaths.

The confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County rose 25% on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed number in the county to 90.

Texas is nearing 1,000 reported cases of COVID-19. Learn more about who is getting it, how it spreads, and what you need to know from the Texas Tribune.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins “implored” Governor Greg Abbott to order the state to shelter-in-place, but it never happened. Read more about our local judge’s work to fight COVID-19 in this Texas Monthly profile.

Congress just passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, the largest in the history of the country, meaning taxpayers could receive $1,200 checks in aid. Find out who qualifies from NBSDFW here.


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