Dallas County reported 16 deaths and added 1,029 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. This is the sixth straight day of more than 1,000 cases. “This is an extremely critical time in our battle against #COVID19. We expect to see more cases in the coming days and how high this surge goes is dependent on each of us doing our part,” Jenkins tweeted.
The pandemic has kept many away from the hospital and doctor’s office until it is too late, as the percentage of 911 calls that end with paramedics arriving too late has gone up in recent months. The increased number of people dying at home could mean that the COVID-19 outbreak is worse than the data shows. The Texas Tribune has more.
63 residents were evacuated from a Lake Worth nursing home after half of them tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more from WFAA.
The North Texas blood supply is critically low because of the pandemic. The Dallas Morning News has more information on where you can donate and receive a free antibody test to see if you have had COVID-19.