(Courtesy: Parkland Health and Hospital System)


COVID-19 Bulletin (12/30/20)

New COVID-19 cases are down, but Parkland Hospital is "completely full."

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,129 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths on Tuesday, a reduction in cases relative to the weekend. “I’m proud of the way North Texas has risen to the challenge again and again and I know we will do it with this latest surge,” he tweeted.

Parkland Hospital is “completely full” of COVID-19 patients, with more hospitalized than at any other point in the pandemic, according to Dr. Joseph Chang, the health system’s chief medical officer. The Dallas Morning News has more about the hospital reaching a tipping point.

Governor Greg Abbott urged providers to administer more of the COVID-19 vaccine. Around 137,600 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine, but there were 1.2 million doses allocated to health professionals. Learn more with the Texas Tribune.

The state of Texas is allowing the second tier of residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which includes those over 65 and those with certain medical conditions. Learn what you need to know with WFAA.


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