After a recent summer surge of Covid-19 cases prompted by new omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) bought about 171 million doses of new COVID-19 vaccines that specifically target omicron variants.Read more
After two weeks of increasing numbers of reported COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Dallas County raised its COVID-19 risk level to yellow.Read more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the order requiring travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to the U.S. is rescinded.Read more
Children under 5 may be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose as soon as June 21, if federal regulators approve the shots for that age group as expected.Read more
With the world threatened by an ongoing pandemic and the potential for war in Eastern Europe, U.S. Rep. Collin Allred, D-Dallas, visited Ukraine and returned with a mild case of COVID-19.Read more
The Dallas Zoo reported five of their western lowland gorillas tested positive for COVID-19 this past week.Read more
A new strain of COVID-19, Mu, has reached Dallas.
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Sitting on a sparse chair beside the eight-year-old’s bed, Chef Miguel Blasini was covered in a ubiquitous blue mask, gloves, and gown, trying to connect with the boy who was recuperating from a bone marrow transplant.
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This week, Dallas County health officials moved the county’s COVID-19 threat level to red — the most severe level of risk — because of an uptick in cases attributed to the highly contagious delta strain.
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A recent report from UT Southwestern showed hospital volumes in North Texas have risen 89% over the past two weeks and their model projects hospitalizations could reach levels similar to the beginning of 2021 — the worst of the pandemic — by October if the pace of vaccinations remains the same.
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An uptick in the transmission of the highly contagious delta COVID-19 variant has prompted officials to announce and update safety measures.Read more