Nurse Simon Platt stands inside the room of a COVID-19 patient at UT Southwestern's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Elizabeth Lavin

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Bulletin (07/07/21)

Hospitalization rates are going back up in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, the highest in a couple months.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 163 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Tuesday. The totals also include the new cases from July 2.


The Texas Transportation Commission approved $89 million in funding for transit agencies in the state, KERA reports. Some of the money comes from federal pandemic relief and could go towards system improvements and operating costs.


In the past two weeks, hospitalization rates for COVID-19 have increased by nine percent in Dallas County and 13 percent in Tarrant County, according to a UT Southwestern analysis of case data. The rise can be attributed to friends and family spending time together this weekend. The hospitalization rate is the highest it has been since the latter part of May. Learn more with CBS DFW.

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