Nearly 50,000 people have signed up for the Dallas County COVID-19 vaccine registration, which is open to healthcare workers, those living in long-term care facilities, those 65 and older, and those 16 and older with an underlying condition that puts them at risk. The Dallas Morning News has more.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 2,794 new cases on Tuesday, with 20 deaths, exceeding the UTSW modeling numbers. “We as individuals control these numbers and our actions drive them up or down. Please follow the recommendations to limit all non-essential activity,” he tweeted.
One in five hospital beds are now occupied by COVID-19 patients statewide, the Texas Tribune reports. New cases, new hospitalizations, and new deaths were all up from a week ago. Nearly 13,000 people are in Texas hospitals with COVID-19.
KERA reported on how indoor sports brought the COVID-19 inside as well, KERA reports. As of Dec. 24, more than 2 million children have tested positive, representing 12.4 percent of all cases.