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COVID-19 Bulletin (09/08/21)

Cases may be peaking in North Texas, experts say. More than 27,000 Texas students tested positive last week.
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,285 new cases and nine deaths on Tuesday.

Coronavirus hospitalizations may be close to peaking in Dallas County, health experts say. Dallas Morning News reports that an increase in Dallas County hospitalizations in the next few days with a slight drop-off to about 1,000 expected hospitalizations by Sept. 23. A decrease from last week’s model forecast of 1,200 hospitalizations by Sept. 16.

Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine vaccine expert says he’s worried about surging cases in the South, KERA reports. New cases are unevenly distributed throughout the country, and cases are still surging among young people.

More than 27,000 Texas students tested positive for COVID-19 last week, state data shows.Students and staff cases have grown rapidly in the last three weeks, as school districts have returned to class. Comparing the school cases to statewide data, there were 104,670 cases reported in Texas during the week of Aug. 29. The school cases, 31,800 between students and staff, made up about 30% of all cases in Texas.

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