Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 201 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths.
There has been a large surge of cases of parosmia, a distorted sense of smell that can be triggered by colds and sinus infections, following the COVID-19 pandemic. While around 65 percent of those with COVID-19 lose their sense of smell, around one fifth have persistent problems, which include parosmia, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Even though the CDC has lifted the mask mandate for those with vaccinations and Governor Abbott has banned masks in government buildings, the Dallas County Health Director Dr. Philip Huang says, “We are not out of the woods yet.” He reminded listeners on KERA that unvaccinated people still should wear masks, and gave advice about places to avoid.
In the first week that Texas teens were able to be vaccinated for COVID-19, more than 100,000 kids between 12 and 15 were vaccinated in the states vaccine hubs, schools, and pediatrician offices. About 6 percent of the children in that age group in Texas have already been vaccinated. WFAA has more.