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Where does Texas rank on list of COVID-19 tests per capita?


March 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Spring resident Amber Chavez said it took just minutes for health care workers to take a nasal swab as part of her COVID-19 test over the weekend. But, as labs get hit with an influx of testing, she was forced to wait four days before finally getting results. “I know there’s tons of people getting tested, …

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Local hospital tests new COVID-19 test that could give results in minutes


March 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A possible alternative to the COVID-19 test is being trialed in Houston, which could reduce the waiting time for results from days to a few minutes. Dr. Joseph Varon, chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, says it’s being tested at the hospital. In addition to the time saved, it uses a drop …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


March 28, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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Dallas Zoo gorilla Subira, who was ‘an excellent father,’ dies at 24


March 28, 2020

Subira, the patriarch of the Dallas Zoo’s gorilla family troop, has died from heart disease, the zoo announced Friday. The Western lowland gorilla was 24. According to the zoo, Subira had been treated for a mild cough in the days before his death, a symptom that didn’t seem to indicate anything more than the common cold. But his necropsy revealed …

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Arlington coronavirus cases, plus what’s closed or canceled and other updates


March 28, 2020

The coronavirus has had ripple effects on the country, including Arlington. Dozens of events have been canceled, officials recommend limiting travel, group gatherings and educational institutions have suspended classes in wake of COVID-19. Here is information on how the new coronavirus has affected Arlington. City/county updates Arlington ordered residents to stay home, canceled all gatherings in the city and postponed …

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The most Tim-from-the-National-Cowboy-Museum coronavirus quotes of the week


March 28, 2020

“This is the hat and eyepatch the Duke wore in the movie True Grit. They are part of our Exhibition about the 2 True Grit. Lots of interesting props and clothes. I’m told I can’t try it on. Hashtag John Wayne. Lucas, my grandson, told me to use hashtags. Thanks, Tim.” — Tim, head of security for the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma …

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Richardson issues shelter-in-place order due to coronavirus, plus what’s closed or canceled and other updates


March 28, 2020

Richardson this week expanded the local disaster declaration that was Mayor Paul Voelker first signed March 18. The changes are intended to help contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The ordinance, which extends through April 30, aligns with the Dallas County ordinance requiring all individuals to shelter in place at home. The definition of homes includes hotels, motels, shared …

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As parents keep their kids home, child care businesses struggle to keep doors open


March 28, 2020

During normal times, Tracy Carter’s DeSoto child care center, A Heart To Give, serves around 60 children, from infants to elementary students. Typically, Carter has a staff of 12 full-time and part-time employees to manage the bustle. But as the COVID-19 crisis has escalated in recent days, A Heart To Give’s enrollment has plummeted. Last week, Carter’s center averaged 18 …

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El Paso cracks down; Juarez and AMLO worry many about attitude toward coronavirus


March 28, 2020

EL PASO – Residents on this side of the border have an urgent message for their sister city just a feet away: Coronavirus is no joke. “Ignoring coronavirus seriousness at this moment is a salt in the wound of a relationship that is seemingly tenuous as our sister cities struggle with each other’s challenges,” said Richard Pineda, a noted political …

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