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COVID-19 Bulletin (12/15/20)

The COVD-19 vaccine arrives in Dallas just after the county's deadliest week of the pandemic.

Dallas County Judge reported 1,699 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Monday.” Last week was our deadliest week and we are currently at our highest daily average of new COVID cases that we have seen thus far in the pandemic,” Jenkins tweeted.


Methodist Dallas became the first hospital to receive doses of the COVID-19 in North Texas, administering the first vaccine to an environmental services employee who cleans rooms in the emergency department at Methodist. Physicians, nurses, and non clinical staff were among the first to receive vaccines at the hospital. The Dallas Morning News has more.


Across the state, a total of four sites received 19,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. By the end of the week, 109 Texas facilities will receive 250,000 doses of the vaccine, The Texas Tribune reports.


Staff and patients at long term care facilities are looking ahead to receiving the vaccine and are some of the first in line to do so. In the U.S. 40 percent of those who died from the virus were those living in long-term care facilities. WFAA has more.

 

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