COVID-19 Bulletin (09/02/21)

Cook Children's opened a third COVID-19 unit. One day later, it was full. Blood shortages continue amid pandemic.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 824 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths on Wednesday.

There are now 3,494 COVID-19 patients in North Texas hospitals, an increase from yesterday of 48. This represents 23.41 percent of available bed capacity and 47.6 percent of adult ICU patients, DFW Hospital Council CEO Steve Love reports.

Cook Children’s Health Care System was forced to close an urgent care facility to consolidate lean staff as the hospital opened a third COVID-19 unit. Within 24 hours, that unit was full. On Monday, the hospital’s emergency room saw 601 patients, more than twice the number of patients it usually sees per day. Learn more with Dallas Morning News.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left blood supplies low, and all blood types are in high demand at blood banks in DFW, KERA reports. The low supply means that doctors are having trouble treating trauma patients and performing surgeries. Click the link to learn how you can give.



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