COVID-19 Bulletin (10/06/21)

Richardson ISD teacher and student die from COVID-19 complications, FDA approves 30-minute at home COVID test, and vaccines are saving the lives of seniors.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported a three-day total of 2,211 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Tuesday.

Richardson ISD teacher and high school student die from COVID complications, The Dallas Morning News reports. Neither the Texas Education Agency nor the Department of State Health Services tracks how many educators and students in Texas have died from the coronavirus.

At-home COVID-19 test: FDA approves rapid, 30-minute antigen swab kit, FOX4 reports. The Flowflex test is one of more than 400 COVID-19 at-home tests that have been approved by the FDA.

Federal study finds COVID-19 vaccines saved the lives of 3,600 Texas seniors, The Dallas Morning News. The report by the Department of Health and Human Services says nationally, there were 265,000 fewer infections, 107,000 fewer hospitalizations, and 39,000 fewer deaths between January and May because of vaccinations.


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