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COVID-19 Bulletin (12/23/20)

Dallas County has 30 more deaths, and more than 2,300 new cases. The vaccine is on its way to Dallas city medics.

Dallas County added, 2,366 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, and 30 more deaths. County Judge Clay Jenkins reported the number, adding via Twitter, “With the holidays approaching and unprecedented high case counts, we are echoing the requests of our health care heroes: that everyone make sacrifices this year to protect our community and save lives.”

The City of Dallas expects to get 2,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas, and Dallas Fire-rescue paramedics will be some of the first to receive the vaccine, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Over half of child care providers are purchasing supplies or other items on their personal credit cards or dipping into their savings to stay open, according to a recent survey from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. KERA has more.

In Texas’ worst hit COVID-19 hot spots, Governor Greg Abbott is only allowing minor restrictions in those areas. During the course of the pandemic, Abbott also changed the threshold that would result in other restrictions, from COVID-19 patients making up 15 percent of all hospitalized patients to 15 percent of hospital capacity, the Texas Tribune reports.


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