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COVID-19 Bulletin (04/08/20)

Social distancing may be working while Dallas adds 106 new cases and Tarrant has five new deaths.

Preliminary data is showing that social distancing has flattened the curve on the east and west coast, where the stay-at-home orders were first put in place. The Dallas Morning News has more.

Dallas County has released data on the ethnicity and race of those who have been confirmed positive for coronavirus, but one third of the people did not report a race. See the statistics at KERA.

The Dallas County Commissioners unanimously voted to reduce Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ power on Tuesday, making him run actions by the commissioners before making any new orders or declarations. Read more from NBCDFW.

At Dallas County jail, 22 inmates and 12 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more from WFAA.

Dallas County added 106 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, while Tarrant County experienced five deaths, bringing the death toll to 18, just one fewer than Dallas County. The DMN has more.


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