County raises COVID threat level to red

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A large announcement overnight retired of Dallas County.

In a unanimous decision, made by a nationalist wellness committee consisting of an independent committee of doctors and wellness experts, the COVID menace level successful the region has been raised backmost to ‘red’ — the highest level possible.

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The Public Health Committee made the pursuing observations successful their unanimous proposal to determination backward to the RED COVID menace level:

Because of the precise melodramatic and frightening trajectory of the increases successful cases, the committee voted unanimously to determination to RED.

— Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) August 4, 2021

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released immoderate concerning caller numbers overnight showing that there’s been a 189% summation successful cases successful the past 2 weeks.

Jenkins said COVID-related hospitalizations successful North Texas are besides up much than 300% since the extremity of June.

According to region guidance, the Red Threat Level indicates determination is simply a precocious assemblage hazard for COVID transmission. It calls for everyone to deterioration masks oregon immoderate benignant of look covering successful nationalist indoor settings.

COVID cases are soaring crossed North Texas, sending hospitalization rates to percentages the portion hasn’t seen for months and according to a forecast from the UT Southwestern Medical Center the rising lawsuit levels are projected to proceed climbing.

Dallas County hadn’t been astatine the reddish menace level since March.

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According to reddish level guidelines, vaccinated radical should bounds societal gatherings and debar places similar bars, restaurants, and performance venues.

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