A COVID-19 mobile testing facility in New York, not unlike what you'll find at Ellis Davis Field House and the American Airlines Center. (Sgt. Amouris Coss / Flickr)


COVID-19 Bulletin (11/23/20)

More than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend in Dallas County, setting a new record on Saturday.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 4,045 cases over the weekend with 10 deaths.

Pfizer and BioNTech sought FDA emergency-use approval on Friday to begin distribution of its COVID-19 vaccine. If the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are successful, limited amounts of people could begin receiving shots as early as next month, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Dallas startup Worlds Inc. developed a new breath screening device that utilizes AI and high-tech sensors for almost instant COVID-19 test results. Testing on Texas A&M students and Lackland Air Force base residents began last week, Dallas Innovates reported.

Texas state health officials said current vaccine distribution methods may be insufficient for COVID-19 vaccines given current case totals and distribution essentials. COVID vaccines will require subzero transportation and storage temperatures that may be challenging to maintain for mass distribution, The Texas Tribune reported.


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