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Dallas County reports 1,858 coronavirus cases, 22 fatalities; Tarrant County’s 29 new deaths include an – The Dallas Morning News

Dallas County reports 1,858 coronavirus cases, 22 fatalities; Tarrant County’s 29 new deaths include an - The Dallas Morning News

Updated at 5:15 p.m.: Revised to include Denton County data.

Dallas County reported 1,858 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, as well as 22 more deaths from COVID-19. In Tarrant County, an infant was among the 29 victims reported Tuesday.

The latest Dallas County victims included six Dallas residents, all of whom had underlying health problems: two women in their 50s, a man and woman in their 60s, a man in his 80s, and a woman in her 80s who lived in a long-term care facility.

Four Lancaster residents also died: a woman in her 60s and two men and a woman in their 70s. All had underlying health problems.

Three Duncanville residents, all of whom had underlying health problems, were among the dead: a woman in her 60s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s.

Two Garland residents — a man in his 50s and one in his 60s — and two Mesquite residents — a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s — also died.

The remaining victims were a Cedar Hill man in his 40s, a Carrollton woman in her 50s who died at a long-term care facility, a Cockrell Hill man in his 60s, a Sunnyvale woman in her 90s, and a Richardson man in his 90s who died at a long-term care facility. Officials said all but one of them had underlying health problems.

Vaccination record cards sit ready at a station at the Dallas County COVID-19 mega-vaccination site at Fair Park on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Of the new cases, 1,497 were confirmed and 361 were probable.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 250,376 — 221,012 confirmed cases and 29,364 probable cases. The death toll stands at 2,052.

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. In the 24-hour period that ended Monday, 1,133 COVID-19 patients were in acute care in hospitals in the county. During the same period, 453 ER visits were for symptoms of the disease, making up about 21% of all ER visits in the county.

The county said in a news release that while hospitalization numbers were slightly down, forecasting from UT Southwestern Medical Center indicated the county could reach 1,600 hospitalizations by Feb. 5.

“ICU capacity remains heavily strained and hospitals are still operating under surge planning,” the county said in a statement.

According to the state’s data, 117,520 people in Dallas County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 22,290 are fully vaccinated.


Across the state, 26,274 more cases were reported Tuesday — 25,464 new cases and 810 older ones that were recently reported by labs.

The state also reported 307 COVID-19 deaths, raising its toll to 34,701.

Of the new cases, 21,813 were confirmed and 3,651 were probable. Of the older cases, 665 were confirmed and 145 were probable.

The newly reported cases bring the state’s total to 2,273,119 — 1,988,063 confirmed cases and 285,056 probable cases.

There are 12,851 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals, including 3,585 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Monday, 21.8% of patients in the hospital region covering the Dallas-Fort Worth area were COVID-19 patients — above the 15% threshold the state has used to define high hospitalizations.

The seven-day average positivity rate statewide for molecular tests, based on the date of test specimen collection, was 14.4% as of Monday. For antigen tests, the positivity rate for the same period was 8.3%. A molecular test is considered more accurate and is sometimes also called a PCR test; an antigen test is also called a rapid test. Gov. Greg Abbott has said a positivity rate above 10% is cause for concern.

According to the state’s data, 1,571,093 people in Texas have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 297,503 are fully vaccinated.

Doctors look at a lung CT image at a hospital in Xiaogan,China.

Tarrant County

Tarrant County reported 1,524 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths Tuesday.

The county on Tuesday reported its youngest victim so far: a Fort Worth boy who was under 10. County officials didn’t provide further details about the boy, including his age and whether he had any health problems, but a spokeswoman for Cook Children’s Medical Center said the child was under 1 year old.

Seven other Fort Worth residents were among the victims: a man in his 30s, a man in his 50s, a woman and three men in their 60s, and a man in his 70s.

Also among the victims were 10 Arlington residents: a man in his 40s, three men in their 60s, two men and two women in their 70s and two women in their 80s. Four North Richland Hills residents also died: two men in their 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s.

The remaining victims were two Bedford residents, a man in his 60s and a woman older than 90; two Watauga residents, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s; a Keller man in his 70s; a Saginaw man in his 60s; and a Westworth Village man in his 50s.

Twenty-six of the victims reported Tuesday had underlying health problems. One did not, and it was unknown whether the remaining two did.

Of the new cases, 1,072 were confirmed and 452 were probable.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 209,849 — 181,207 confirmed cases and 28,642 probable cases. The death toll stands at 2,101.

According to the county, 1,295 people were hospitalized with the virus as of Monday.

According to the state’s data, 90,645 people in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 9,451 are fully vaccinated.

Collin County

The state added 461 coronavirus cases and six deaths to Collin County’s totals Tuesday.

No details about the latest victims were available.

Of the new cases, 167 were confirmed and 294 were probable.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 69,404 — 59,705 confirmed cases and 9,699 probable cases. The death toll stands at 539.

According to the county, 493 people are hospitalized with the virus.

According to the state’s data, 43,645 people in Collin County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 9,330 are fully vaccinated.

Denton County

Denton County reported 774 coronavirus cases and 14 deaths Tuesday.

Eight of the victims lived in Denton: two men in their 50s and four men and two women older than 80. Three of the men older than 80 and one of the women were residents of Anthology of Denton, and the other woman was a resident of Brinker Denton Senior Care Center.

The other victims were a Carrollton man in his 60s, a Frisco man in his 70s who lived at Prairie Estates, a Little Elm man in his 70s, a Plano woman older than 80 who lived at Prestonwood Court and two men in their 70s who lived in unincorporated Denton County.

The newly reported cases bring the county’s total to 51,212 — 40,861 confirmed cases and 10,351 probable cases. The death toll stands at 308.

According to the county, 180 people are hospitalized with the virus.

State data show that 24,229 people in Denton County have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and that 5,039 are fully vaccinated.

Other counties

The Texas Department of State Health Services has taken over reporting for these other North Texas counties. In some counties, new data may not be reported every day.

The latest numbers are:

  • Rockwall County: 9,018 cases (7,542 confirmed and 1,476 probable), 89 deaths.
  • Kaufman County: 12,624 cases (10,987 confirmed and 1,637 probable), 173 deaths.
  • Ellis County: 18,046 cases (15,893 confirmed and 2,153 probable), 223 deaths.
  • Johnson County: 15,901 cases (14,112 confirmed and 1,789 probable), 243 deaths.

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California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas – HuffPost

California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas - HuffPost

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly.

Two officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration shared details Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

The doses will be spread out among 400 ZIP codes with about 8 million people eligible for shots. Many of the neighborhoods are concentrated in Los Angeles County and the Central Valley. The areas are considered most vulnerable based on metrics such as household income, education level, housing status and access to transportation.

Once 2 million vaccine doses are given out in those neighborhoods, the state will make it easier for counties to move through reopening tiers that dictate business and school reopenings.

Right now, a county can move from the most restrictive purple tier to the lower red tier based on several metrics, including having 7 or fewer new COVID cases per 100,000 people per day over a period of several weeks. That metric will change to 10 new cases or fewer. In the red tier, businesses such as restaurants and gyms can open for indoor services at limited capacity.

Also in the red tier, schools that want to access new state funding must provide in-person learning for students in transitional kindergarten through grade 6 and at least one grade each in middle and high school.

About 1.6 million vaccine doses already have been given to people in those 400 ZIP codes, and the state will hit the 2 million mark in the next week or two, officials said.

Jaimie Mitchell, left, screens Fulerun Begum at a vaccination site opened by St. John's Well Child and Family Center at East

Jaimie Mitchell, left, screens Fulerun Begum at a vaccination site opened by St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at East Los Angeles Civic Center on March 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.

Once the state gives out 4 million doses in those neighborhoods, it will revise the metrics for getting into the even less restrictive orange and yellow tiers.

Newsom has called equity the state’s “North Star.” Yet community health clinics focused on serving low-income and vulnerable Californians say they haven’t been getting enough doses.

The changes mark a fresh round of twists in California’s vaccination and reopening plans. People age 65 and over, farmworkers, educators and emergency service workers are also eligible for shots.

More counties have already been moving into the red tier as caseloads, hospitalizations and deaths drop. The state’s average 2.2% test positivity rate over 7 days is a record low.

Officials are making it easier to move through reopening tiers, arguing the likelihood of widespread transmission that can overwhelm hospitals will decrease as more people are vaccinated. That’s particularly true as the most vulnerable populations that are more likely to get seriously ill receive the shots.

While race and ethnicity are not explicit factors in designating vaccinations, the 400 vulnerable ZIP codes overlap heavily with neighborhoods with higher populations of Blacks, Latinos and Asian and Pacific Islanders, officials said.

Los Angeles County could move into the next phase of reopening with fewer restrictions as early as next week, though any actual lifting of coronavirus-related constraints would not happen immediately, county officials said earlier Wednesday.

Most San Francisco Bay Area counties have advanced to the next phase, which allows restaurants and movie theaters to open indoors at 25% capacity and gyms to operate at 10% capacity.

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Most coronavirus deaths have occurred in countries where majority of adults are overweight – Washington Post

Most coronavirus deaths have occurred in countries where majority of adults are overweight - Washington Post

Among the nations with overweight populations above the 50 percent threshold were also those with some of the largest proportions of coronavirus deaths — including countries such as Britain, Italy and the United States. Some 2.5 million people have died around the world of covid-19, more than 517,000 of which were in the United States.

In some cases, the correlations between coronavirus severity and weight are also tied to racial and ethnic inequality. In the United States, “Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black adults have a higher prevalence of obesity and are more likely to suffer worse outcomes from COVID-19,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report found that in countries where less than half of the adult population is classified as overweight, the likelihood of death from covid-19 was about one-tenth of the levels in countries with higher shares of overweight adults. A higher BMI was also associated with increased risk of hospitalization, admission to intensive or critical care and the need for mechanically assisted ventilation.

In Britain, overweight coronavirus patients were 67 percent more likely to require intensive care, and obese patients three times likelier.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized and required oxygen therapy after contracting the disease last spring, has campaigned in recent months for Britons to lose weight to reduce health risks and support the country’s overburdened National Health Service.

Speaking last year, Johnson said he had long struggled with his weight and was “too fat” when he was sickened with the disease that has claimed more than 124,000 lives in the United Kingdom. He is often spotted out running near his home in central London alongside his personal trainer.

The World Obesity Federation findings were near-uniform across the globe, the report said, and found that increased body weight was the second greatest predictor after old age of hospitalization and higher risk of death of covid-19.

As a result, the London-based federation urged governments to prioritize overweight people for coronavirus testing and vaccinations.

The United Nations warned in 2020 that obesity is a “global pandemic in its own right.”

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President Bidens New Malaria Czar Is Dr. Raj Panjabi : Goats and Soda – NPR

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Dr. Raj Panjabi, the newly named head of the President’s Malaria Initiative, treating patients during a visit to Liberia, where he was born and lived until 1990. He’ll lead the effort to prevent and treat malaria around the world. Each year, some 400,000 people die of a disease that, he notes, is “preventable and treatable.”

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Dr. Raj Panjabi, the newly named head of the President’s Malaria Initiative, treating patients during a visit to Liberia, where he was born and lived until 1990. He’ll lead the effort to prevent and treat malaria around the world. Each year, some 400,000 people die of a disease that, he notes, is “preventable and treatable.”

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Here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about malaria and the U.S.

At least eight U.S. presidents had it, including George Washington (infected in Virginia), Abraham Lincoln (infected in Illinois) and John F. Kennedy (infected in the Solomon Islands during World War II).

The current U.S. caseload is zero (with the exception of Americans who contract the disease abroad).

The U.S. actually has a malaria czar: the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator for the President’s Malaria Initiative, overseeing an annual budget of $770 million. The goal of the initiative is to wipe out this potentially fatal disease, spread by mosquitoes, which infects some 220 million people a year.

And now there’s a new malaria coordinator. In February, President Joe Biden appointed Dr. Raj Panjabi, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and the founder of Last Mile Health, which aims to bring health care to hard-to-reach places. In 2017, he won the $1 million TED annual award given to an “exceptional individual with a creative and bold vision to solve a timely, pressing problem.”

Malaria is a disease Panjabi is all too familiar with. He had it a couple of times as a kid growing up in Liberia where his parents, Indian immigrants, had settled before fleeing civil war in 1989 and eventually coming to the U.S.

We spoke to Panjabi about his new position. The interview has been edited for clarity and length.

What made you want to take on malaria as a health challenge?

Traveling to Liberia as an American medical student, I saw the relief on the faces of parents whose children were dying from this preventable and treatable disease – and who survived after being treated by medicines and health workers supported by programs that the President’s Malaria Initiative had been building.

That’s why, when I was asked by Biden to take on this role, I couldn’t say no. I know how impactful this [U.S.] program has been.

For those of us unfamiliar with the arc of the disease, can you share your childhood memories?

The first time, I was a 13-month-old. I got it again when I was 6 years old. I don’t want to gross folks out but it’s like an intense version of the flu: vomiting, fever, diarrhea. I remember vomiting a spew on the floor of my parents’ bedroom, having to be cared for by mom for a good two to three days before the [anti-malarial] medicine started to work.

That experience for a parent and a child is the lived experience of hundreds of millions of people every day.

And malaria takes the lives of 400,000 people a year still — many of them children, the way I was when I got it.

But it’s no longer a problem in the U.S., correct?

During the civil war there were 1.3 million cases of malaria and 10,000 deaths among soldiers and civilians. Up until the early 1950s, it was still prevalent in the American South.

And now …

It’s been not only eliminated from the U.S., but in countries in Latin America and southeast Asia it’s either been eliminated or on the brink [of elimination]. [Editor’s note: This week, El Salvador announced that, with support from the U.S., it had joined the malaria-free club.]

How did the U.S. do it?

The spraying of chemicals that killed the mosquitoes and also improvements in social and economic conditions — housing improved, workers began spending more time indoors.

What would it take to stop deaths and wipe out malaria in the rest of the world?

That same holistic approach: tests, treatments, indoor spraying on walls so the mosquitoes die, bed nets with the same [anti-mosquito] chemicals.

Yet it seems as if it’s easy for those in well-off countries to forget about malaria altogether.

There is a bias in global health. When a disease becomes a disease of poverty, those who are powerful may not pay as much attention. That said, it would be such a mistake to think taking our foot off the gas in responding to malaria would be a wise thing to do. As COVID has shown, diseases are able to spread fast and furious. A health threat anywhere is threat to people everywhere.

Speaking of COVID: What’s the impact of the pandemic on malaria?

Just because COVID is infecting so many people doesn’t mean the malaria disease burden has gotten any less. It’s gotten worse because COVID has disrupted health care systems dramatically and that has put the strain on health workers and clinics, disrupted supply chains as well. We need to make sure nets and malaria tests and treatments get to people.

In this age-old battle against the coronavirus pathogen, some people doubt the need to comply with preventive measures. Are there lessons from your past work in global health that would be useful for Americans to learn?

In my career in medicine and public health, I’ve had a chance to respond to several epidemics, including Ebola, HIV, malaria and COVID-19. If I’ve learned one thing about epidemics it is this: Outbreaks start and stop in communities. People trust their neighbor. People trust those who share their lived experiences. We are more likely to defeat infectious diseases when we invest in the [health workers] closest to the outbreak as not just a part but the heart of our response.

Meanwhile, some might wonder: How can we focus on malaria in the midst of a global pandemic?

You’re getting at a deeper issue: Why care about malaria when we have COVID?

I think there are really three reasons.

First, it’s the right thing to do. We have the tools to stop the suffering.

Second, it builds health systems that keep us all safer. These armies of health workers, networks of clinics and laboratories we’ve invested in to engage in the fight against malaria also help us respond to other threats. Some of these workers are the first workers to respond to COVID and Ebola and every new pathogen.

And the third reason – maybe it sounds cheesy but I think it’s existential — is a four-letter word: hope. More people have died from infectious diseases than any other phenomenon. We are engaged in a historic fight as always between human and pathogen.

We’re at this turning point with malaria, one of the deadliest and oldest pathogens. If we lost this war against malaria, I think we create despair to fight future pandemics.

Science shows we can defeat malaria in this generation. Then we create hope we can defeat future pandemics. And at an existential level, hope matters.

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St. Louis-area hospitals may still be vaccinating seniors when 500000 more Missourians will be eligible for vaccine in mid-March –

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Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds – CNN

Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds - CNN
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&& ! && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (jQuery(containerClassId).parents(‘.js-pg-rail-tall__head’).length) {videoPinner = new CNN.VideoPinner(containerClassId);videoPinner.init();} else {CNN.VideoPlayer.hideThumbnail(containerId);}}},onContentEntryLoad: function(containerId, playerId, contentid, isQueue) {CNN.VideoPlayer.showSpinner(containerId);},onContentPause: function (containerId, playerId, videoId, paused) {if (mobilePinnedView) {CNN.VideoPlayer.handleMobilePinnedPlayerStates(containerId, paused);}},onContentMetadata: function (containerId, playerId, metadata, contentId, duration, width, height) {var endSlateLen = jQuery(document.getElementById(containerId)).parent().find(‘.js-video__end-slate’).eq(0).length;CNN.VideoSourceUtils.updateSource(containerId, metadata);if (endSlateLen > 0) {videoEndSlateImpl.fetchAndShowRecommendedVideos(metadata);}},onAdPlay: function (containerId, cvpId, token, mode, id, duration, blockId, adType) {/* Dismissing the pinnedPlayer if another video players plays an Ad */CNN.VideoPlayer.dismissMobilePinnedPlayer(containerId);clearTimeout(moveToNextTimeout);CNN.VideoPlayer.hideSpinner(containerId);if (Modernizr && ! && ! && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !== ‘undefined’ && videoPinner !== null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(true);videoPinner.animateDown();}}},onAdPause: function (containerId, playerId, token, mode, id, duration, blockId, adType, instance, isAdPause) {if (mobilePinnedView) {CNN.VideoPlayer.handleMobilePinnedPlayerStates(containerId, isAdPause);}},onTrackingFullscreen: function (containerId, PlayerId, dataObj) {CNN.VideoPlayer.handleFullscreenChange(containerId, dataObj);if (mobilePinnedView &&typeof dataObj === ‘object’ &&FAVE.Utils.os === ‘iOS’ && !dataObj.fullscreen) {jQuery(document).scrollTop(mobilePinnedView.getScrollPosition());playerInstance.hideUI();}},onContentPlay: function (containerId, cvpId, event) {var playerInstance,prevVideoId;if (CNN.companion && typeof CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout === ‘function’) {CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout(‘restoreEpicAds’);}clearTimeout(moveToNextTimeout);CNN.VideoPlayer.hideSpinner(containerId);if (Modernizr && ! && ! && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !== ‘undefined’ && videoPinner !== null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(true);videoPinner.animateDown();}}},onContentReplayRequest: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (Modernizr && ! && ! && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !== ‘undefined’ && videoPinner !== null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(true);var $endSlate = jQuery(document.getElementById(containerId)).parent().find(‘.js-video__end-slate’).eq(0);if ($endSlate.length > 0) {$endSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–active’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’);}}}},onContentBegin: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (mobilePinnedView) {mobilePinnedView.enable();}/* Dismissing the pinnedPlayer if another video players plays a video. */CNN.VideoPlayer.dismissMobilePinnedPlayer(containerId);CNN.VideoPlayer.mutePlayer(containerId);if (CNN.companion && typeof CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout === ‘function’) {CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout(‘removeEpicAds’);}CNN.VideoPlayer.hideSpinner(containerId);clearTimeout(moveToNextTimeout);CNN.VideoSourceUtils.clearSource(containerId);jQuery(document).triggerVideoContentStarted();},onContentComplete: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (CNN.companion && typeof CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout === ‘function’) {CNN.companion.updateCompanionLayout(‘restoreFreewheel’);}navigateToNextVideo(contentId, containerId);},onContentEnd: function (containerId, cvpId, contentId) {if (Modernizr && ! && ! && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !== ‘undefined’ && videoPinner !== null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(false);}}},onCVPVisibilityChange: function (containerId, cvpId, visible) {CNN.VideoPlayer.handleAdOnCVPVisibilityChange(containerId, visible);}};if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length 0) {configObj.adsection = window.ssid;}CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;CNN.VideoPlayer.getLibrary(configObj, callbackObj, isLivePlayer);});CNN.INJECTOR.scriptComplete(‘videodemanddust’);

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