COVID-19 Bulletin (06/01/20)

Dallas County added 447 new cases this weekend. Experts say the protests shouldn't increase the spread.

Dallas County’s total COVID-19 cases passed 1o,000 over the weekend, with 219 new cases on Saturday and 228 on Sunday. KERA has more.

With protests over the weekend in Dallas and all over the country to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, some are worried that the mass gatherings will increase the number of new cases. In this Dallas Morning News piece, experts say that is unlikely because the gatherings are outdoors.

North Texas congressman Dr. Michael Burgess talks to Texas Monthly on their podcast about why his constituents are more worried about the economic consequences of COVID-19 than the health. Learn more here.

The City of Dallas and Dallas County are going to split the $20 million cost for the two public testing sites in Dallas when the federal support ends in June, with the hope of doing 4,000 tests a day later this month. Learn more from DMN here.


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