The Covid Chronicles: May 11

May 11, 2020

May 11

  • Dallas County: 6,123 total cases, 253 new cases, and 2 more deaths.

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@DCHHS reports 253 cases & 2 deaths. Today we tie for the most number of positive cases in Dallas County. The last seven days have been flat. It’s too early to call this a plateau at the peak but that would be consistent with the medical models from early April done...

Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) May 11, 2020

Well, I do like me some colors..

Dallas County @JudgeClayJ unveiling new color-coded risk chart for #COVID19. Today Dallas Co. is red.

Today, the county tied for the highest day of new positive cases with 253.

We may be at a plateau bc numbers of new cases haven’t increased over the 250+ mark, Jenkins said.

Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 11, 2020

A more detailed breakdown follows:


Red: Stay home, if you can.

Orange: Dine out.

Yellow: Take a vacation.

Green: The new normal until a vaccination is discovered and widely available.@JudgeClayJ says it’s guidance. Not an order. Developed by doctors.

We’re red now.

Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 11, 2020

More COVID-19 developments in the State of Texas:

#BREAKING: @GovAbbott announces he has directed state officials to test ALL residents and staff in nursing homes across Texas. (@wfaa)

William Joy (@WilliamJoy) May 11, 2020

This follows guidance from the federal Coronavirus Task Force, which recommends state health agencies test all nursing homes in the next 2 weeks.

This is...interesting.

#BREAKING: Dallas County @JudgeClayJ said the federal government on May 31 will remove the 1,000 daily #COVID19 tests that Dallas was making available at drive-up testing sites like the American Airlines Center.

Jenkins said he’s negotiating to keep the tests longer...

Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 11, 2020

MORE: @JudgeClayJ said Dallas County has gotten an extension before.

He announced 7 new testing sites today but said each of them at Walmart and Kroger stores can only do 50 ##COVID19 tests daily.


Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 11, 2020

MORE: When asked whether losing the 1,000 daily #COVID19 tests will impact the county and how that should be interpreted, @JudgeClayJ said: “That’s an indication the feds are getting out of testing.”

Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 11, 2020

Seems like the burden of testing is shifting to the states. Not going to go politically in depth, but that's fine with me.

.@JudgeClayJ said there’s talk that @GovAbbott’s “surge forces” to test large numbers of people will visit all four large counties in North Texas for two days in each places — focusing on ZIP codes where there are the most #COVID19 cases.

Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) May 11, 2020

.@theAHL has issued a statement, canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Read:

Texas Stars (@TexasStars) May 11, 2020

This means every professional hockey league in North America except for the NHL has cancelled their season. This doesn't mean the NHL won't resume play, but it does make it look less likely.

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