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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/21/20)

Dallas County adds 510 new cases of COVID-19. "We know what to do to curb the spread of coronavirus," Jenkins says.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 510 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with four deaths. “We know what to do to curb the spread of coronavirus: masking and avoiding crowds, six-foot distance and hand-washing,” he tweeted. “We just need to do it. As we’ve seen before and are about to see again, absent a drastic change in behavior, the numbers go up very rapidly but go down slowly.”

Over 2,000 more Texans tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday with eight confirmed deaths, The Texas Tribune reported.

Over 700 inmates at the Dallas County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. More information is coming out about the death of a 63-year-old inmate in June, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Texas reported the highest COVID-related hospitalization rates in two months this week. With over 4,319 individuals currently hospitalized, the rate surpasses previous hospitalizations of 4,422 patients in August.


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