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COVID-19 Bulletin (01/04/21)

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tests positive for COVID-19. 12-15 year olds now eligible for booster shot.
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The FDA has expanded booster shot eligibility to 12-15 year olds, CNN reports. Immunocompromised children aged 5-11 are also recommended for a third dose.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, the Dallas Morning News reports. His campaign says he has mild symptoms.

DFW Hospital Council President and CEO Steve Love reported 2,256 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in North Texas, a 230-patient increase from Sunday, representing 16.74 percent of available bed capacity in the region.

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