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COVID-19 Bulletin (04/01/21)

Pfizer's vaccine is effective for children as young as 12. The UK variant continues to spread in Texas.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 364 new positive COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths on Wednesday.  

Pfizer says that their COVID-19 vaccine is effective in kids as young as 12. Preliminary data from a small study of 2,260 U.S. volunteers ages 12 to 15, showed no cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated adolescents compared to 18 among those given dummy shots. Read more from the Dallas Morning News. 

More than 500 cases of COVID-19 variants have been identified in Texas, most of which are the UK variant, according to KERA. The state health services department said it’s important for Texans to get vaccinated with more contagious variants circulating. 

Long-term care facilities in North Texas are seeing a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases. The last time there were more than 100 reported cases happened on Feb. 26, when there were 383 cases according to data from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. WFAA has more. 


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