Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 229 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths on Tuesday.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on a new study that finds that those with high blood sugar may worsen outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The study of more than 700 COVID-19 patients admitted to a New York hospital found that people who have high blood sugar face worse outcomes from the disease — including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, kidney injury and death — than those with normal blood sugar levels.
After a year of isolation, many vaccinated Texas nursing home residents can now see their families. The new rule from state health officials allow those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 allowed contact and visits from their loved ones as long as the facility permits it. Here’s more from the Texas Tribune.
Rural communities are bracing for a potential rush of vaccine seekers when the state makes every adult eligible, WFAA reports. Urban residents have been heading to rural locations throughout the pandemic to find vaccines.