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COVID-19 Bulletin (04/14/20)

Dallas may not need the convention center hospital after all, and BSW begins a COVID-19 treatment trial.

After the conflict between Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Governor Greg Abbott about the hospital in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas may not need the hospital after all. Without the expected surge in new cases, Dallas County Commissioners decided to wait to vote on the $2 million contract for the facility. Read more from The Dallas Morning News.

Baylor Scott and White Health is conducting trials in North for a promising COVID-19 treatment, Remdesivir, which prevents the virus from replicating itself. KERA has more.

Dallas County adds only 65 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, after topping out around 100 over the weekend and last week. North Texas has seen 3,700 positive cases and 86 deaths, according to NBCDFW.

The number of families applying for SNAP benefits has doubled since this time last year. More than 230,000 families applied this March for the food assistance, the Texas Tribune reports.

Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to bring the state back to business involves a $50 million payroll support program with Goldman Sachs, which will help small businesses pay their employees. Learn more from the Dallas Observer.


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