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COVID-19 Bulletin (10/26/20)

More than 1,500 new cases in Dallas County over the weekend. A Frisco teenager finds a potential COVID-19 treatment.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,581 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend with two deaths. “We must curve the current spike before it becomes a wave that further endangers public health and the economy for the holiday season and up into the spring,” he tweeted.

A Frisco teenager received national recognition after conducting research that led to potential COVID-19 treatment. 14-year-old Anika Chebrolu began her award-winning flu research study last year, which eventually led to discoveries related to the COVID-19 virus, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Nearly 5,000 Texans are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with nearly 6,000 new cases reported across the state on Thursday. Death rates remain the same compared to previous weeks, The Texas Tribune reported.

Baylor Scott & White CEO Jim Hinton discussed the health systems role during the pandemic and preparations for a second COVID-19 surge. The executive emphasized Baylor’s continued operations in neonatal, cardiovascular, and oncology care despite the challenges of the pandemic, The Dallas Morning News reported.


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