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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arlington leaped 616% since July


September 17, 2021

The number of Arlington residents hospitalized for COVID-19 jumped 616% since July, according to the city’s dashboard. In the past two weeks, the city has recorded 11 deaths from COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, it has reported 777 total deaths from the virus. As of Sept. 16, 179 people were hospitalized with the virus, up from 25 since July. In Tarrant …

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arlington leaped 616% since July


September 17, 2021

The number of Arlington residents hospitalized for COVID-19 jumped 616% since July, according to the city’s dashboard. In the past two weeks, the city has recorded 11 deaths from COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, it has reported 777 total deaths from the virus. As of Sept. 16, 179 people were hospitalized with the virus, up from 25 since July. In Tarrant …

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Active COVID-19 cases in Grapevine up over 14% since last week. What you need to know


September 17, 2021

Grapevine has documented a total of 6,496 cases of the coronavirus, 85 deaths and 5,885 recoveries among residents, according to the Tarrant County website. As of Thursday, Grapevine has 611 active cases and Tarrant County has 37,473 active cases. Grapevine’s active cases represents a 14.4% increase over the number of active cases, 534, reported last week for the city. Vaccines against …

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COVID-19 cases climb in Grand Prairie; here’s what you need to know


September 17, 2021

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Grand Prairie has reached 27,526 since the pandemic began last year, an increase of 822 over last week. Grand Prairie has recorded a total of 292 deaths COVID-related deaths, including a woman in her 30s this week who had no underlying conditions, according to the Dallas County Health Department. Hospitalizations may be beginning to …

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Thievery vexing North Texas school districts after TikTok challenge


September 17, 2021

Soap dispensers, ceiling tiles and even parts of toilets are missing from several North Texas schools courtesy of a new social media trend. It all started with the viral “devious lick” challenge on the social media platform TikTok. Viral videos show students stealing or moving school equipment — mostly restroom appliances — with teens trying to one-up each other with …

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Dallas County reports 20 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,519 cases


September 17, 2021

Dallas County reported 20 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,519 new coronavirus cases Thursday. Of the new cases, 1,051 were confirmed and 468 were probable. The numbers bring the county’s overall case total to 374,175, including 318,825 confirmed and 55,350 probable. The death toll is 4,494. The average number of new daily cases in the county for the last two weeks …

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Cook Children’s postponing elective surgeries due to staff, bed shortages amid latest COVID-19 surge


September 17, 2021

Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth is rescheduling all elective surgeries that require inpatient admission to Oct. 11 or later due to the latest surge of COVID-19, the hospital said in a prepared statement issued Thursday evening. “We’re taking this extraordinary step to utilize Cook Children’s perioperative RNs in other areas of the hospital, including ICUs,” the statement said. …

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Federal judge in Austin denies DOJ’s bid for expedited briefing on challenge to Texas’ abortion law


September 17, 2021

A federal judge in Austin late Thursday denied the U.S. Justice Department’s request this week for expedited briefing in its challenge to SB 8, the Texas law that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The order by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman says that the case presents “complex” and “important” questions that merit giving each party the full …

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