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COVID-19 Bulletin (09/20/21)

Cook Children's stopped non-emergent surgeries due to staff shortages. Dallas County added 1,433 new cases and 18 deaths on Friday.
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 1,433 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths on Friday.

Cook Children’s stopped non-emergency surgeries until October 11th due to a shortage of staffing and beds, KERA reports.

Parkland Hospital opened innovative clinic to treat long-term COVID-19 symptoms, NBC DFW reports. A new specialized clinic opened to help North Texans on a long road of recovery from COVID-19, patients known as ‘long haulers.’ 20-30% of people who contract COVID-19 develop long-term symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal to neuromuscular issues.

A Carrollton school counselor died after “doing everything right,” The Dallas Morning News Reports. Breakthrough case, Trivium Academy Counselor Sheri Wise dies after a coronavirus outbreak at her school. Over 1,065 educators have died nationwide as of September 10.

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