There were 569 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths on Friday and Saturday, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “The vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it. Simply sign up at DallasCounty.org and you will receive a same day appointment or an appointment for the following day,” he tweeted.
Dallas Fire-Rescue and Meals on Wheels are teaming up to deliver vaccines to seniors, the Dallas Morning News reports. The collaboration hopes to vaccinate 70 homebound seniors a day for up to six days a week.
Nearly 20 percent of the state has been vaccinated, with 14.3 million doses administered so far, the Texas Tribune reports. Average new cases and average new deaths continued their downward trend statewide compared to last week.
More than 1.9 million doses of the vaccine will be shipped to providers across the state this week, but that is less than last week because there are fewer Johnson & Johnson doses available. KERA has more.