COVID-19 Bulletin (10/12/20)

897 new cases over the weekend, and hospital ICU capacity is at 74 percent.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 897 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend with five confirmed deaths. Mayor Eric Johnson reported that 74 percent if ICU beds were occupied on Sunday in Dallas area hospitals.

Governor Greg Abbott announced that bars in some Texas counties can begin re-opening at 50 percent capacity. Bar openings may happen as early as Wednesday with the ultimate decision left up to county officials, The Dallas Morning News reported.

The death of a Dallas ISD teacher raised concerns over many schools’ reopening last month. Elementary school teacher James Beckers passed away after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and spending 21 days in the ICU, NBC News reported.

Dallas County Republican chairman Rodney Anderson tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Anderson was exposed to the virus while attending a football game Friday night, The Dallas Morning News reported.


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