COVID-19 Bulletin (08/04/20)

Dallas County reports its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since mid-June. Man accused of robbing COVID-19 testing site.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 382 additional COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Monday, the lowest number of new cases since June 16. There is “growing evidence that masking, maintaining a six foot distance and avoiding unnecessary trips outside the home for anything but work or exercise is working,” he tweeted.

Sam Baker at KERA spoke with a Baylor Scott & White pediatrician about how a sore throat is associated with COVID-19, and what to do if one is detected. Unless it lasts more than four or five days and is accompanied by a high fever, it isn’t recommended that the individual gets a coronavirus test.

A man has been arrested for stealing all the supplies and testing equipment at a COVID-19 testing site in Pleasant Grove, WFAA reports. The testing site was delayed in opening because of the stolen supplies.

An Arlington family is having to isolate while remaining in the same home after their eleven-year-old son with a rare brain disorder contracted COVID-19. Read more from The Dallas Morning News about how the family is handling the crisis.


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