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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Bulletin (07/13/20)

As Texas enters a dire new phase of the coronavirus pandemic, federal funding for a Dallas testing location is extended through the end of the month.

Dallas County reported 1,174 new cases and two more deaths Sunday. Meantime, the state is experiencing a record high number of coronavirus hospitalizations, approaching nearing an overwhelming level. Read more here.

According to officials, the COVID-19 testing site located at Ellis David Field House was to close Wednesday. Given the spike in cases, Federal funding for the location was extended through the end of July, WFAA reports.

Although the number of new cases continues to climb, COVID-19 deaths are starting to wane. Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, said individuals 40 years of age and younger account for 60 percent of new cases, which could explain the slowdown in COVID-19 deaths. Dallas Observer has more.

Texas began reporting the number of hospitalizations of patients with positive COVID-19 test results in April. There were 1,153 hospitalizations in the state on April 6; there were 10,410 hospitalizations on July 12, Texas Tribune reports.

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