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COVID-19 Bulletin (02/08/20)

For the first time since December, fewer than 10,000 Texans are hospitalized with COVID-19.
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 2,043 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, with 21 deaths. While case counts are trending downward, the high number of cases in mid January meant that Saturday ended the county’s deadliest week for the third week in a row.

In Tarrant County, there were 40 deaths on Saturday due to COVID-19, with 1,245 new cases, the Dallas Morning News reports.

For the first time since December, there are fewer than 10,000 Texans hospitalized due to COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been 2.2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, according to the Texas Tribune.

Though vaccines have arrived in DFW, there are still obstacles. Internet access, vaccine supply, and registration errors have all hampered residents’ ability to be vaccinated, even if they are eligible. KERA has more.

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