Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 947 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with 17 deaths. The high death count included a 30-year-old post-partum woman who was critically ill after giving birth. The remaining deaths included individuals in their 40s through 70s with a range of underlying high-risk health conditions.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Price had already gone into quarantine over four times due to virus exposure from individuals including her husband. The mayor’s symptoms appear mild so far, KERA News reported.
Over 10,800 Texans tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, an increase compared to the previous day. On the same day, there were over 7,800 patients hospitalized and nearly 120 confirmed deaths across the state, The Texas Tribune reported.
Arlington ISD saw over 171 new cases of COVID-19 this week, contributing to the 523-case total since re-opening for in-person classes this September. For now, the school district remains open for instruction on school campuses, The Dallas Morning News reported.