• April 14, 2021

Tags : covid-19 texas

As Texas expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility, racial disparities persist among

Black and Hispanic Texans, who have already been disproportionately killed and hospitalized after being infected with COVID-19, appear to be vastly underrepresented among those getting shots across the state, according to state health data that still paints an incomplete picture. The state health department’s limited demographic data has clouded the picture of the disparities statewide […]Read More

Texas announces sites for next COVID-19 vaccine shipment

Texas health officials on Sunday released a list of coronavirus “vaccination hubs” that will receive the state’s next shipment of vaccines. The 28 hubs will get 158,825 doses of the vaccine this week, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Another 38,300 doses will go to other providers across the state. The number […]Read More

Almost all Texas businesses are allowed to open at 50%

Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity. That is effective immediately, and there are “very limited exceptions,” Abbott’s office said. Restaurants were already permitted to be open at 50% capacity. Abbott is allowing them to immediately […]Read More

Texas officials link man’s death to coronavirus, first such case

Matagorda County officials reported Monday night that a man in his late 90s died the night before with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, making it the first known novel coronavirus-related death in Texas. Hospital officials were notified Monday evening that the patient, a resident of Matagorda County, had tested positive, according to a Matagorda County Emergency […]Read More

Texas wants health insurers to waive costs of diagnosing the

The state of Texas is asking health insurers to waive costs related to diagnosing the coronavirus as officials across the country work to contain the spread of the virus. “We must ensure no Texan is denied access to testing resources relating to coronavirus,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement Tuesday. “The State of Texas […]Read More