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 (08/26/21)

North Texas hospitalized patients tick down, Delta to charge unvaccinated employees, and what schools are required to tell families.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reports 1,183 COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Wednesday.


DFW Hospital Council CEO Steve Love reports 3,186 COVID-19 patients in North Texas hospitals, a slight decrease from yesterday. This represents 21.35 percent of available bed capacity and 48.9 percent of adult ICU patients in the region.


The Dallas Morning News looked into what school districts are required to tell families about COVID-19 cases at Texas schools. Was your child a close contact of a positive case? Was there a positive case in their class? These questions and more are answered.


Delta Airlines will charge employees $200 per month if they don’t get vaccinated, KERA reports. The CEO says that all employees who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 have been unvaccinated.

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