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COVID-19 Bulletin (12/08/20)

The pandemic continues to impact communities of color as cases rise statewide.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,663 new COVID-19 cases on Monday with three confirmed deaths. The deaths were of individuals in their 60s through 90s with underlying high-risk health conditions.

Tarrant County saw 1,850 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday with eleven new deaths. Three of the deaths were of individuals in their 50s and 60s, while the remaining deaths were of Fort Worth and Arlington residents in their 70s through 90s, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services projected that healthcare personnel, acute care hospital employees, nursing home residents, and other health workers will receive the majority of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in Texas. Public school teachers, first line responders, and other individuals with high-risk health conditions will also receive vaccinations early on, The Texas Tribune reported.

Over 92,000 Texans tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and there were over 1,200 deaths reported on Sunday. New information showed that 53 percent of deaths occur among Texas’ Latino population, despite the Latino community representing less than 40 percent of the state’s population, KERA News reported.


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