322 new Covid cases have been tallied in Dallas according to a Dallas Morning News article from April 26th. In it they say:
“Dallas County no longer reports coronavirus data on Sundays and instead releases two-day totals on Mondays.
The average number of new daily cases in the county for the past two weeks is 235. For the previous 14-day period, the average was 267.
Health officials use hospitalizations, intensive-care admissions and emergency room visits as key metrics to track the real-time impact of COVID-19 in the county. Because of a delay in weekend reporting, those numbers will next be available on Tuesday.”
More than that, the first case of the new Brazil variant in North Texas has been documented at UT Southwestern according to an NBC DFW article from April 25th. In it they say:
“UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified the first cases of the Brazil variant of COVID-19 in North Texas.
The medical center has been testing about 20 to 30 samples a week to search for variants, and reported the new variant Saturday to Dallas County Health and Human Services.
It is unclear how many cases of the variant have been identified in the region. The cases were not noted on Saturday’s report from the Dallas County Health and Human Services and the county no longer publishes case information on Sundays.”
Though vaccination is continuing relatively smoothly, things aren’t returning to normal just yet.