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COVID-19 Bulletin (12/03/20)

Cases more than doubled from Tuesday, but Texas is in store for more than one million doses of the vaccine this month.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,640 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with three confirmed deaths. One death was of a woman in her 40s with underlying high-risk health conditions.

Texas is expected to receive 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of December. As early as December 14, over 220,000 doses will be given to health care providers for distribution. Large shipments are expected in the weeks following, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Nearly 15,200 Texans tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a slight decrease compared to the previous week. Over 9,000 patients are currently hospitalized for the coronavirus, and 170 new deaths have been confirmed across the state, The Texas Tribune reported.

Nine residents of West Texas died over the Thanksgiving holiday after being treated at Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital. The individuals from the Odessa, Fort Stockton, and Seminole area ranged in age from their 40s to early 90s, KERA News reported.


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