Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 908 new COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths. “Today we report the first day below 1,000 new COVID cases since December 4,” he tweeted. “Now is a time to renew our resolve and push the numbers even lower which we can do by wearing masks, avoiding crowds and forgoing get-togethers.”
Home healthcare workers could start losing their jobs as many refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, reports the Texas Tribune. Many of these healthcare workers are women of color and are hesitant to receive the vaccine and lack access to the vaccine as some caregivers aren’t affiliated with state-approved vaccine providers like a hospital or nursing home.
Rep. Ron Wright of Arlington died Sunday night less than three weeks after contracting COVID-19, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wright is the first member of Congress to die of COVID-19. He was 67.
CVS pharmacies across Texas will be open for COVID-19 vaccine registration as early as Feb. 9 reports WFAA. The vaccines will come straight from CVS’s partnership with the federal government under its pharmacy program, and the drugstore chain will be given 38,000 doses for this initial rollout.