Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths on Monday. He says there are currently no ICU beds in the region.
The CDC states that unvaccinated individuals are nearly 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19, FOX4 reports. The latest study released by the CDC found unvaccinated people were over 90% of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and COVID-19 related deaths.
U.S. Small Business Administration raises the COVID disaster loan cap, providing low-interest loans to businesses that were hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dallas Morning News Reports this Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is intended for companies with 500 or fewer employees. Information and instructions on the changes can be found here.
Denton County Public Health Director says schools are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 infection. In an interview with WFAA, Denton County Public Health Director Matt Richardson says that recently the highest amount of positive COVID-19 cases in Denton have been ages 12-19. “This continues to be a pandemic and a tragic one,” Richardson said.