More Hospitalizations, Staffing Shortages As Texas Surge Of COVID-19 Cases ContinueAccording to the latest data from UT Southwestern Medical Center, COVID hospital volumes in North Texas have gone up 99% over the last two weeks.
Austin Activates Emergency Alert System In Response To COVID SurgeAustin has activated its emergency alert system to warn the public of a "severely worsening COVID-19 situation" as area hospitalizations continue to surge.
Parents And Students Caught In Political Disagreements Over Mask And Vaccine MandatesGetting students back-to-school is turning into a frightening experience for some parents and children as they find themselves in the middle of political skirmishes over mask and vaccine mandates.
North Texas Company Recalling Panera Bread Chicken Tortilla Soup ProductsA North Texas company is recalling approximately 6,400 pounds of chicken tortilla soup products that may be contaminated with extraneous material.
High Transmission Risk Leads Dallas County To Raise COVID Threat Level To RedAn independent board of doctors and health experts has raised the COVID threat level in Dallas County back to 'red' -- the highest level possible.
Dallas' Parkland Hospital Reduces Visiting Hours Because Of Rise In COVID CasesBeginning August 4, Parkland Memorial Hospital is reducing visiting hours on inpatient care units. Officials say they are making the move because the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is increasing.
Despite Relatively High Vaccination Rate, Health Workers In Austin Still Fighting To Get Shots In ArmsOne Texas city is scrambling to get more COVID-19 shots in arms, dedicating personnel at sites across the city -- including vet clinics, churches, rec centers, construction sites, and homeless shelters.
Experts Hope Rise In COVID Vaccinations Means US Is Waking Up To Delta Variant DangersThe Delta variant is wreaking havoc in parts of Texas and through much of the United States, but the "silver lining" -- according to one expert -- is that more Americans appear to be getting vaccinated.
Collin County Says Candida Auris Fungus Responsible For 4 DeathsCollin County Health Care Services said it is working with the Texas Department of Health and the CDC on controlling the spread.
Rare Summer Spike In RSV Cases Reported In North TexasOutbreaks of the virus usually begin in October and last through March, but COVID-19 precautions may have delayed the normal RSV season.
UTSW To Release Forecasting Data On Recent Surge In COVID-19 Cases & HospitalizationsThe highly contagious Delta variant is running rampant and causing a COVID-19 surge in Texas and across the country.
Some States Moving To Block Public School COVID-19 Vaccine RequirementsAs the return to school approaches, some states are prohibiting public schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of vaccination for students ranging from pre-K to college campuses.
Texas Giving Emergency Extension Of SNAP Benefits Through JulyTexas Health and Human Services is providing some $260 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July.
Study: Undervaccinated COVID Clusters In Texas & 4 Other US Locations Putting Entire Country At RiskA new data analysis has identified clusters of unvaccinated people, most of them in Texas and other southern states, that are vulnerable to surges in COVID-19 cases.
CDC: Delta Variant Now Makes Up More Than Half Of Coronavirus Cases In U.S.New estimates from the CDC show the Delta variant, a more transmissible and possibly more dangerous strain of coronavirus, now makes up more than half of all new COVID-19 infections in the US.